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  • Place of origin:

    England (made)

  • Date:

    1920s (made)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Troup, Frank (designer)
    Troup, Winifred Louisa (embroiderer)

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Embroidered tulle with silk thread

  • Credit Line:

    Given by Margaret Casson and Freda Levson.

  • Museum number:


  • Gallery location:

    In Storage

Physical description

Long rectangular scarf of embroidered black tulle with silk thread, and showing stylised flowers in Art Nouveau style, including daffodils and tulips. Same butterfly as on scarf T.336-1998.

Place of Origin

England (made)


1920s (made)


Troup, Frank (designer)
Troup, Winifred Louisa (embroiderer)

Materials and Techniques

Embroidered tulle with silk thread


Length: 240 cm, Width: 63 cm

Object history note

Designed by Frank Troup, the architect of the Art Worker's Guild building, and embroidered by his sister Winifred Louisa Troup. They were both associated with the Arts and Crafts Movement.. This scarf and another (T.336-1998) were part of a group of thirteen that Winifred embroidered for her nieces. Each scarf had relevant motifs customised specifically for each niece, and the highly coloured silk embroidery on black tulle was influenced by her mother's Spanish shawl.

Descriptive line

Scarf of embroidered tulle with silk thread, designed by Frank Troup and embroidered by Winifred Louisa Troup, England, 1920s

Production Note

Reason For Production: Private


Tulle; Silk thread



Subjects depicted

Daffodil; Butterflies; Flowers; Tulip


Accessories; Embroidery; Fashion; Clothing

Production Type



Textiles and Fashion Collection

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