[Mosaic design, Palermo, Italy, 12th century.] by Sanier, G (1874). Via.

[Mosaic design, Palermo, Italy, 12th century.] by Sanier, G (1874). Via.

Wednesday 5/28/2014

1874; 1800s; mosaic; pattern; tessellation; italy;

A smiley from 1862?

"(applause and laughter ;)" from a transcript in New York Times of an Abraham Lincoln speech.

source

Monday 5/5/2014

1862; 1800s; emoticons; usa;

design-is-fine:

The Peterson’s magazine, 1864. Geometric design for embroidery. USA. NYPL

design-is-fine:

The Peterson’s magazine, 1864. Geometric design for embroidery. USA. NYPL

Monday 3/17/2014

pattern; embroidery; 1864; 1800s; textile; print; book;

design-is-fine:

Francis Brayley, Quilt, 1864-77. Made in India. V&A

Military quilts represent a unique chapter in the history of the craft. They are made from wool serge or worsted twill, used in the production of military uniforms. Because of the thickness of the cloth, piercing and sewing the quilts was extremely difficult and it is unlikely that any military quilts were made by women.

design-is-fine:

Francis Brayley, Quilt, 1864-77. Made in India. V&A

Military quilts represent a unique chapter in the history of the craft. They are made from wool serge or worsted twill, used in the production of military uniforms. Because of the thickness of the cloth, piercing and sewing the quilts was extremely difficult and it is unlikely that any military quilts were made by women.

Tuesday 3/11/2014

quilt; textile; 1800s; india;

Tablecloth from 1800s (Sweden). Photo by Anders Norrsell. Via

Tablecloth from 1800s (Sweden). Photo by Anders Norrsell.
Via

Friday 2/21/2014

1800s; sweden; textile; embroidery;

Bedcover from the early 1800s (Skåne, Sweden). Photo by Anders Norrsell. Via

Bedcover from the early 1800s (Skåne, Sweden). Photo by Anders Norrsell.
Via

Thursday 2/20/2014

textile; 1800s; sweden;

Mordvalaisten pukuja kuoseja (1896).
A book of traditional Mordvin costume patterns (Russia). Via

Thursday 2/13/2014

pattern; textile; 1800s; 1896; Russia; mordvin;

The article The Lost Ancestors of ASCII Art shows works from a typewriter-focused magazine from 1893. The butterfly on the far right has been around the netz for a while, but middle one (by the same author, Flora Stacey) and the ship (by Frederick Carles) are new to us atleast.

Sunday 2/2/2014

flora stacey; 1890s; typewriter; usa; 1800s;

By Gustav Klimt (b. 1862)

Thursday 1/30/2014

painting; 1800s;

Bedcover from Skåne (Sweden), ca 1850. Photo by Anders Norrsell. Via

Bedcover from Skåne (Sweden), ca 1850. Photo by Anders Norrsell.
Via

Thursday 1/9/2014

textile; sweden; 1800s; pattern;

Sampler from Mexico, Puebla, Cholula, mid 19th century. Via.

Sampler from Mexico, Puebla, Cholula, mid 19th century. Via.

Sunday 12/29/2013

cross stitch; embroidery; 1800s; textile; sampler;

Anonymous, from Hungary, mid to late 19th century, via

Anonymous, from Hungary, mid to late 19th century, via

Saturday 12/28/2013

embroidery; cross stitch; plain woven; 1800s; textile;

Ceremonial Textile (Tampan) from Indonesia, Sumatra, Lampung, 19th century.

Thursday 11/28/2013

1800s; textile;

Flying Geese Quilt: Circa 1880; North Carolina

Flying Geese Quilt: Circa 1880; North Carolina

Friday 11/22/2013

Flying Geese; quilt; textile; 1800s;

Medieval and 19th Century Floor Tiles of Christ Church Cathedral, Dublin

Thursday 11/14/2013

1800s; tiles; mosaic; ancient; Architecture; medieval;