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Furnishing fabric - Parham


  • Object:

    Furnishing fabric

  • Place of origin:

    New York (manufactured)

  • Date:

    before 1960 (made)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Morton Sundour Fabrics Ltd. (manufacturer)

  • Materials and Techniques:

    woven printed cotton

  • Credit Line:

    Given by Sara Lee Courtaulds

  • Museum number:


  • Gallery location:

    In Storage

Place of Origin

New York (manufactured)


before 1960 (made)


Morton Sundour Fabrics Ltd. (manufacturer)

Materials and Techniques

woven printed cotton


Width: 1277 mm, Length: 1045 mm

Object history note

From Courtaulds Design Library, group I2. 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.

Descriptive line

Furnishing fabric, printed, American, before 1960, Morton Sundour Fabrics Ltd., "Parham", from "Cumberland Prints" series, hanging foliage and birds


Textiles; Furnishing Fabric; Courtaulds textiles


Textiles and Fashion Collection

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