Quilt in madder colors about 1860-1880
Last post was about Washington prints and they did madders too.
Bolt Label for Washington prints
"Full Madder Colors"
George Haworth's recipe for a madder-style printed plaid, late 1830s.
Connecticut Historical Society
- It was an inexpensive (if complicated) dye process that produced a range of color.
- The dyes were colorfast.
- The colors were considered quite appropriate for women's clothing (as Turkey red or Chrome orange were not.)
- Madder calicoes were a mid-19th-century fashion fad for clothing perhaps because these were the colors in the equally fashionable Kasmir (paisley) shawls of India
Ad from a dry goods store in Canandaigua, New York, 1859
When you see these madder style quilts think 1840-1890 for dates.
Madder print that survived a ship wreck in the Missouri River
in the 1850s from the Steamship Arabia Museum in Kansas City.