Absolutely beautiful French antique hand made/hand sewn prairie work/farm skirt, circa 1900. Amazing lovely array of old indigo blue textiles have been used to construct this piece, possibly a bit of this and a bit of what they had on hand.
The seamstress was quite skilled as the hand stitches are very well done. A variety of sweet patterns are pieced to make up the waist band. The body is a gauzier calico type print which has a marvelous faded appeal having been much bluer originally. The bottom is a workwear type denser railroad/ticking stripe cotton in a very dark indigo blue. It would have been fastened using ties.
The absolute best a folsky humble nuance. So rare to find and most likely not another one ever made quite like it. Very hard to part with this one quite special. This is roomy measuring apron 32" at the waist and 35" long so will have a lot of flexibility in terms of sizing. Condition is wonderful albeit the softened area which is quite charming and adds a wonderful early French farmhouse essence to this piece.
A recent acquisition from a lovely collection, all from the Bordeaux region of S. I will be listing some marvelous aprons I acquired as well. Hello and welcome to Pia's I sell antique and vintage fabric. Each textile is different; some possibly used, some unused.
I will give you my best assessment. I do not always launder them nor do I know all their history, how they have been stored over time etc.. I have a 30+ year long & extensive knowledge of textiles and gauge age ranges; fiber content etc.. To the best of my ability. As always please view all photos, dimensions etc..As they are part of the description. Please keep in mind that I provide the best photos possible but monitors do vary.
If my eyes should miss a small flaw, please know it is not intentional. Combined invoices are rarely accurate. Again, if you have any questions, please message me.
The item "Rare Antique French Indigo Calico Homespun Cotton Fabric Prairie Farm Skirt" is in sale since Sunday, March 15, 2020. This item is in the category "Antiques\Linens & Textiles (Pre-1930)\Fabric\Cotton". The seller is "pia_threads" and is located in Columbus, Ohio. This item can be shipped worldwide.