Floral Motifs on Early Chintz
Ficus carica - Fig
Ficus carica (Fig) from the Henry Francis du Pont Winterthur Museum, Furniture Fabric Fragments, c.1830. Courtesy, Winterthur Museum, DETAIL-Printed textile, c.1830, England, Cotton, Bequest of Henry Francis du Pont, 1969.3128.001
Ficus carica (Fig) from  in Pierre-Joseph Redout√©, Choix des plus belles fleurs: et des plus beaux fruits, plate 42, 1833
Ficus carica (Fig) by Garizko, Public Domain, via Wikimedia Commons
Common Names: Fig, Common Fig
 
Description:
Ficus carica (Fig) is a member of the Mulberry Family (Moraceae). The Hortus Kewensis, ed. 2, vol. 5 recorded that the fig is native to the South of Europe and was first cultivated in Britain in 1548. 


Quilts with this Ficus carica (Fig) motif: 
  • None known at this time

Chintz with this Ficus carica (Fig) motif: 
  • The Henry Francis du Pont Winterthur Museum, Furniture Fabric Fragments, Object Numbers 1969.3128.001, 1969.3128.002, 1969.3929.001, 1969.3929.002, 1969.3929.003, c.1830 


                                                   More Ficus carica (Fig) Motifs
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Chintz with a different Ficus carica (Fig) motif: 
  • The Henry Francis du Pont Winterthur Museum, Printed Textile Manufactured by Nixon and Co., Object Numbers 1955.0640.001 through .007, 1955.0641.001 through .004, 1969.3889.001 through .007, 1969.8411, 1750-1770




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