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  • Place of origin:

    United States (made)

  • Date:

    2000 (made)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Clayden, Marian (designer and maker)

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Jacquard woven voided cut velvet, resist-dyed

  • Credit Line:

    Given by Marian Clayden

  • Museum number:


  • Gallery location:

    In Storage

Physical description

Jacquard woven voided cut blue velvet cape, hand-dyed using resist-dying techniques.

Place of Origin

United States (made)


2000 (made)


Clayden, Marian (designer and maker)

Materials and Techniques

Jacquard woven voided cut velvet, resist-dyed

Object history note

The fabric was woven in Lyon to the designer's specification, and then sent to her studio in California where she herself hand-dyed it using resist-dying techniques.

Historical context note

Marian Clayden has been working out of her California studio since the early 1970s. She is an American craft-based designer who sells her work through many of America's most important department stores.

Descriptive line

Cape, hand-dyed jacquard woven voided cut blue velvet, designed and made by Marian Clayden, 2000, USA.




Woven; Resist dyeing


Fashion; Clothing; Textiles


Textiles and Fashion Collection

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