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Dress fabric

Dress fabric

  • Place of origin:

    Great Britain (made)

  • Date:

    1949 (made)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Ascher, Lida, born 1910 - died 1983 (designer)
    Ascher Ltd (made for)

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Screen-printed cotton

  • Credit Line:

    Given by Zika Ascher

  • Museum number:


  • Gallery location:

    In Storage

Physical description

Dress fabric of screen-printed cotton.

Place of Origin

Great Britain (made)


1949 (made)


Ascher, Lida, born 1910 - died 1983 (designer)
Ascher Ltd (made for)

Materials and Techniques

Screen-printed cotton

Object history note

Part of 6 irregularly checked cotton fabrics in different colourways T.159 to E-1988.

Designed by Lida Ascher, this high grade, fine cotton was used by Louella Ballerino (Affiliated Fashionists of California) in Winter 1949. It was suited to resort and leisure wear. Ascher remembered, at the time of the 1987 exhibition at the V&A, that customers loved these prints, but were often not aware that they were attracted by the irregularity of the freely-drawn motifs.

Descriptive line

Dress fabric of screen-printed cotton, designed by Lida Ascher for Ascher Ltd., Great Britain, 1949

Bibliographic References (Citation, Note/Abstract, NAL no)

Mendes, Valerie. Ascher. Fabric, Art, Fashion. London: V&A Publications, 1987, pp. 152-3.


Cotton (textile)




Textiles; Fashion; Clothing


Textiles and Fashion Collection

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