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Primitive Patterns Vol.1

  • Object:


  • Place of origin:

    USA (made)

  • Date:

    ca. 1980-1990 (made)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Fred Cole Factory, Inc (manufacturer)

  • Materials and Techniques:

    printed paper

  • Credit Line:

    Given by Toynbee-Clarke Interiors Ltd

  • Museum number:


  • Gallery location:

    Prints & Drawings Study Room, room 514a, case SH, shelf 13

This pattern book comprises wallpaper designs inspired by "the artefacts of primitive cultures", according to the introduction. The patterns are predominantly earth-toned geometric abstract patterns with names such as Totem, Coptic, African Queen and Bantu, which suggest that they are derived variously from Native American, Egyptian, and African cultures. Others are clearly inspired by Mayan and Australian Aboriginal motifs.

Physical description

Paper-bound pattern book with wallpaper samples printed on rough papers.

Place of Origin

USA (made)


ca. 1980-1990 (made)


Fred Cole Factory, Inc (manufacturer)

Materials and Techniques

printed paper


Height: 29 cm, Width: 34.5 cm, Depth: 4.5 cm

Descriptive line

Fred Cole Inc. Primitive Patterns Vol.1 Pattern book of wallpapers.


Printing ink



Subjects depicted



Wall coverings; Pattern books


Prints, Drawings & Paintings Collection

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