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Chan Chan

  • Object:


  • Place of origin:

    Britain (designed)

  • Date:

    1995-1996 (designed)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Farr, Christopher (designer)
    Christopher Farr (maker)

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Pencil and watercolour on paper

  • Credit Line:

    Given by Christopher Farr

  • Museum number:


  • Gallery location:

    Prints & Drawings Study Room, level C, case T, shelf 148

Physical description

Design for six rugs on one sheet of paper. Two designs are sketches with pencils featuring lines; two are of coloured designs and feature blocks of colour; one is peach and light green with borders of brown on a grey background; the other is off-white, dark peach, and dark orange on a brown background. Of the other two coloured designs, one has a orange and yellow line on a green-grey background, the other has a purple line on a grey and brown background. There are various numbers written in pencil around the designs

Place of Origin

Britain (designed)


1995-1996 (designed)


Farr, Christopher (designer)
Christopher Farr (maker)

Materials and Techniques

Pencil and watercolour on paper

Marks and inscriptions

written in pencil on the top of the page: Scale 1:20, 3.66 m x 2.74 m = 18.3 cm x 13.7 cm; on the left side of page: '3 into 2 colours or 4 - top horizontal lines divides colour field', 'one base colour 2 right angles in 2 other colours?'


Length: 40.5 cm, Width: 50.5 cm

Descriptive line

Design for rug 'Chan Chan' by Christopher Farr, pencil and watercolour on paper, Britain, 1995-6


Pencil; Water-colour paper; Water-colour



Subjects depicted



Designs; Floor coverings; Textiles; Interiors


Prints, Drawings & Paintings Collection

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