Vintage Wall Art Aztec 3 Blue
Printed on high quality 270grm cream card and supplied unframed.
Accompanied with a document explaining origin and history of the design.
Overall size 32 x 46cm (A3).
Internal image dimension 23 x 43cm (w x h)
Aztec 3 Blue Point Paper
Origin: Koenig & Cie Factory, Alsace, France.
The original point paper (ref MB12648) is from Koenig & Cie. This family weaving firm was founded in 1832 in St. Marie, Alsace. The family was a renowned weaver of high end innovative fabrics. The firm stayed in the family until sold in the 1960’s.
The fabric style produced from these technical details was made of wool for furnishing fabric or apparel garments such as Cloaks. The coloured 30mm ‘strip’ section was an integral part of the fabric. The ‘strips’ or ‘ribbon’ warp threads were thinner and set denser in the warp than the setting of the ground threads of the fabric repeating every 100mm across the width. 2 warp beams were required on the Jacquard loom that produced these styles of fabric.
The Koenig archive came up for sale at Sotheby’s, London in 1996. Bradford weaver E&S Smith ltd purchased this piece and others.