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  • Place of origin:

    Great Britain (manufactured)

  • Date:

    1913 (manufactured)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Calico Printers' Association (manufacturer)

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Printed cotton

  • Museum number:


  • Gallery location:

    In Storage

Physical description

Dress fabric, printed cotton. A very long pattern repeat - at least 178 cm deep. A row in rose pink is infilled with a broken (stylised) floral meander in cream and edges the main field of a cream ground broken with an overall fret design in dark blue. Over this is placed a leafy floral spray in brown, blue and green dotted with white carrying occasional rose pink blossoms on thin stems. This is broken by a deep band (61 cm.) of red patterned with "exotic" lily forms and leaves in rose pink dotted and edged with white. Occasional bird and butterfly forms edge the main pattern, all of which is edged top and bottom by a floral weft meander of bud, leaves and blossoms again in pink and white.
Some printing faults. Two selvedges.

Place of Origin

Great Britain (manufactured)


1913 (manufactured)


Calico Printers' Association (manufacturer)

Materials and Techniques

Printed cotton

Marks and inscriptions

Patent Office Registration Number


Length: 190 cm, Width: 100.5 cm

Production Note

Patent Office registration date: 6th January 1913

Attribution note: Possibly dress or sarong fabric made for the SE Asian market.




Weaving; Printing

Subjects depicted

Birds; Butterflies; Flowers




Textiles and Fashion Collection

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