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Ribbon sample

  • Place of origin:

    France (made)

  • Date:

    early 20th century (made)

  • Artist/Maker:


  • Materials and Techniques:

    Cotton gauze and embroidered silk satin with gold metal thread

  • Credit Line:

    Given by Jackie Unsworth

  • Museum number:


  • Gallery location:

    In Storage

Physical description

Ribbon sample, woven and embroidered. A central band (3.6 cm wide) of cotton gauze or sprang banded with a dark green silk satin selvedge border edged with gold metal thread, and holding counterchange triangular shapes in yellow, crimson, red and blue. The main central bands hold a series of large padded lozenge forms spaced 2.2 cm apart. These are stylised leaf forms in gold, yellow and pale blue silk with touches of dark green, crimson and bronze, all edged in white silk. 2 selvedges.

Place of Origin

France (made)


early 20th century (made)



Materials and Techniques

Cotton gauze and embroidered silk satin with gold metal thread


Length: 21.5 cm, Width: 5 cm

Object history note

Registered File number 1989/1899. One of four samples T.33 to C-1990.

Descriptive line

Embroidered ribbon sample, made in France, early 20th century


Silk (textile); Gold metal thread; Cotton (textile)


Satin weave; Embroidered; Gauze weave

Subjects depicted



Textiles; Embroidery


Textiles and Fashion Collection

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