Cretonne Appliqué

Example of cretonne appliqué. Example of cretonne appliqué.

Cretonne appliqué is a form of appliqué using pieces of chintz (in this context also called cretonne), which is a cotton or linen cloth with printed patterns, usually with large floral motifs. The pieces may be applied to different types of background. This type of appliqué was popular in North America during the latter half of the nineteenth century.

Also known as appliqué perse, broderie perse, Cretonne work, or Persian embroidery.


  • BRACKMAN, Barbara (1989). Clues in the Calico: A Guide to Identifying and Dating Antique Quilts, Delaplane (VA): EPM Publications, p. 89.
  • TORTORA, Phyllis G. and Ingrid JOHNSON (2014). The Fairchild Books: Dictionary of Textiles, London: Bloomsbury, p. 159.

Digital source of illustration (retrieved 8 July 2016).


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