F141 Folk Art Princess Feather fragment
c. 1845
34 x 51 inches

This folk art princess feather fragment is made from turkey red off-white and khaki fabric. The khaki is a tobacco dyed green that has faded down. The color in tobacco dyed fabric will dissipate as soon as it hits water. One leaf is also a reduced color green that was originally made from putting yellow dye over blue. When this piece was originally made, all the green leaves were the same color. As they were made from different dyes, time and water reacted differently on each one. There are some wear spots on the turkey red.