COLORS: Background is a “natural” sort of cornsilk color, on which are cranberry, navy, teal, and midnight.
FIBER: 100% cotton. Really beautiful hand to this old-school weave — just seeing the fabric integrity is so wonderful!
SIZE: 53.5″ wide + 1″ selvedge on each side x 51″ long. Plenty of fabric to play with — big enough to be a tablecloth, to cover the back of a settee, or even a twin-sized headboard.
“Good design is forever.” — Zelina Comegys Brunschwig.
MAKER: Brunschwig and Fils is a 19th century French firm noted for its rich textiles across home decor categories. Zelina Comegys Brunschwig married into the family and the firm contributing significantly to its design offerings as well as a commitment to workers, ongoing production during WWII here in its American location, and the preservation of history in material culture. Great NY Times article about her and the firm: https://www.nytimes.com/1981/09/12/obituaries/zelina-comegys-brunschwig-chairman-of-fabric-company.html
1950s Brunschwig & Fils “Batik” Fabric Sample
Brunschwig et Fils were quite literal in naming this piece. Titled “Batik,” this 1950s screen print mimics the popular Indonesian stylings of a true batik in a print that depicts cranes, birds on the nest, fan flowers, and gracefully draping foliage with various leaf styles — ferny, veined, variegated, and toothed.
A 3.5″ scalloped border runs along both sides with birds, flowers, and foliage in the design.
Exotic, energetic, exciting, this Brunschwig & Fils, #70771 in the archive, lends instant vintage island-chic or boho-chic to any project.
We dated this to the 1940s or early 50s based on the other pieces I sourced this with as well as the tags on the companion coordinating fabric flags. However, this piece does not actually have its precise date printed on the fabric or the tags.
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