March 7, 2011My New Barkcloth: Real or Reproduction?
By Sara In AZ
Ruth is having technical difficulties with her computer at the moment so I am doing a post for her today!
I was out shopping at Goodwill a few weeks ago when I came across this fabric. It was marked $4.99 for each panel, but since it was half price day I got both pieces for $4.99. YAY! Seriously, I was stunned to find this because I have not found anything in weeks. The thrifts have been real lean here lately y’all.
I saw it and immediately thought it was vintage tropical barkcloth. My husband saw it and thought it was a new reproduction barkcloth.
This is the full repeat of the pattern on the cloth.
Here is a close up.
Here you can kind of see the texture of the fabric.
One more shot to try to capture the texture.
I have purchased new, reproduction, barkcloth and it does not have the same texture as this cloth. The colors also look totally different that anything I have seen on the new cloth.
There was no ‘Vat Prints’ stamp along the edges of the fabric.
So what do y’all think, is it real vintage barkcloth or new reproduction barkcloth?
Please help! 🙂