This is a rare, one-of-a-kind vintage textile that will not be found again. This piece was hand blocked and sold at Portland's Meier and Frank Department Store in the 30's when department stores actually had "drapery" departments, as the story was conveyed to me. This linen originally was purchased by an employee of that store, but never used. I was fortunate to purchase this from the woman's daughter who described the piece to me and where it came from so many years ago.
The Meier and Frank Department Store was founded in Portland, Oregon in 1857 and closed its doors in 2006 to become Macy's Department Store.
This piece has beautiful color and variation, attributes that are seen in hand blocked prints. The selvages are wider, about 1 to 3/4 of an inch.
I am offering this linen in one yard lenght, so if you would like to purchase a larger uncut piece, please change the quantity. This linen is 51" wide form selvage to selvage.
This piece is nearly 100 years old and in excellent condition. And, amazingly, it has a contemporary and modern feel to it. It reminds me of the fabrics designed by the Omega Workshops founded in London in 1913, a group affiliated with the Bloomsbury Group. It also has some of the same looks that Florence Broadhurst designed for her company in Australia in the 60's and 70's.