WW1 souvenired section of a downed German aircraft's covering material. Developed and introduced in 1917 the "5 colour pattern" of printed linen was applied to many different German aircraft as a new camouflage system. In an effort to subdue the bright colours it is thought that "in the field" overpainting in tinted dope was often applied and this undersurface portion appears to be covered in brown tinted dope, rendering the colours more muted. Pictures show the weave and colour distribution of the dye (particularly visible on the reverse) - totally echoing other original specimens I have owned and inspected. Sample shows four of the five colours in the original, full pattern.
The missing colour is "ochre". Reverse side, under close inspection, has lose fibres stuck and correct thread count for a linen put to aviation use from the period and the impossible-to-fake overlap between coloured "lozenges", created in the roller printing process. Such souvenirs were often cut from aircraft fallen behind the lines and used for barter or sent home to loved ones. I have listed another rare WW1 German aircraft remnant this week. The item "WW1 German aircraft fabric remnant, printed Tarnstoff or lozenge linen" is in sale since Sunday, July 29, 2018.
This item is in the category "Collectables\Militaria\World War I (1914-1918)\Other World War I Militaria". The seller is "richarda6912" and is located in Stroud. This item can be shipped worldwide.