Posted 10 years ago
This is nearly 8 yards of a 54" wide fabric I found at a tag sale. I absolutely love the shade of blue, I'm like a magpie, I can't stop looking at it. I wanted to make it into curtains, but my dad said it reminded him of fancy cloth they used to sell back in the 50s & 60s that people used as wallpaper and upholstery fabric. I have both sides of the selvage, and it reads: "Color Styled with Dupont Savalux Fast Colors Scotchguard Finish Preshrunk (residual shrinkage does not exceed 3% Test CCCT191A) Pattern Rights, Inc. MCMLXIV  A Screen Print" followed by 10 test colors. From basic google searches I believe it to be some kind of bark-cloth, which usually came in these abstract "atomic" style prints, so this one is already strange. Also, I cannot figure out what war this pattern commemorates -- at first glance I thought it was 1776-esque, but then I noticed that the soldiers in red coats are actually American - the flag in front of the row of tents and the Federal Eagle on the banner next to the row of soldiers is USA, not Britain. Meanwhile, who are these Native Americans fighting and then surrendering to the American forces? It's not the French & Indian War, maybe it's the War of 1812? I've tried looking it up but can't find anything like it. Any help would be totally appreciated, thanks!