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Furnishing fabric - Drift Satin

Drift Satin

  • Object:

    Furnishing fabric

  • Place of origin:

    Britain (manufactured)

  • Date:

    c. 1939 (made)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Morton Sundour Fabrics Ltd. (manufacturer)

  • Materials and Techniques:

    woven, cotton and rayon

  • Credit Line:

    Given by Sara Lee Courtaulds

  • Museum number:

    T.932-2018

  • Gallery location:

    In Storage

Place of Origin

Britain (manufactured)

Date

c. 1939 (made)

Artist/maker

Morton Sundour Fabrics Ltd. (manufacturer)

Materials and Techniques

woven, cotton and rayon

Dimensions

Width: 620 mm, Length: 624 mm

Object history note

From Courtaulds Design Library, group E3. The Courtaulds Design Library principally contained records from the Courtaulds’ factories at Halstead and Bocking, Essex, and Halifax, and the large collection that came into Courtaulds’ possession through its acquisition of Morton Sundour and Edinburgh Weavers in 1963. The library was used by designers within Courtaulds and was also available for the use of Courtaulds’ customers. Following the acquisition of Courtaulds by the international corporation Sara Lee and the subsequent change in the business it was decided that the V&A would be the most appropriate location for the collection to enable it to be appreciated and used more fully. The Library was donated to the V&A by Sara Lee Courtaulds in 2001.

Label: “SUNDOUR / REG. U.S.A. NO. 74524 / W263 / Drift Satin / WIDTH / PRICE / S1939 To S1944"
Label: "MUSEUM & LIBRARY / MORTON SUNDOUR FABRICS LTD., CARLISLE / NUMBER 6226. / CASE SHELF / DATE AND ORIGIN OF ACQUISITION: 1959 / DESCRIPTION: P&S. P. / DRIFT.”

Descriptive line

Furnishing fabric, woven, British, c. 1939, Morton Sundour Fabrics Ltd., "Drift Satin," slubby satin

Categories

Textiles; Furnishing Fabric; Courtaulds textiles

Collection

Textiles and Fashion Collection

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