This mid-18th-century French vanne, or small quilted throw, has a hand-printed and -painted cotton center likely imported from India. The print features trailing vines and fanciful floral imagery that fascinated Europeans when they first encountered printed Indian fabrics.

Pattern: 
Framed Center
Maker: 
Maker unknown
1750
1770
Made in
France
36.25
35.5
IQSCM, Byron and Sara Rhodes Dillow Collection
2008.040.0145