Since finding a spectacular entire album of late 19th century schoolgirl cut paper weavings, foldings, and yarn drawings recently, I've been on close watch for more of the like. This is one of three double-sided cut paper designs I purchased from the same source--certainly removed from one album--which I am listing simultaneously, and do think would be really beautiful framed and hung together in a grouping (with the only challenge being which side of each to show.)
On this page, black paper was used on both sides--folded, cut, then adhered the the paper. I really really love the crisp, bold geometries on these, which feel both very much like traditional quilt designs, and also very modern. Really sharp.
C. 1870s-90s. Very good condition, with light stains and smudges, and a bit of irregularity to one long edge from where it was cut out from the album. 9 1/4" x 6 3/4".