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Furnishing fabric - Beast in the Jungle

Beast in the Jungle

  • Object:

    Furnishing fabric

  • Place of origin:

    United States (made)

  • Date:

    1973 (made)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Butler, Francis (designer)
    Goodstuffs Inc. (manufacturer)

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Screen-printed cotton

  • Museum number:


  • Gallery location:

    In Storage

Physical description

Furnishing fabric of screen-printed cotton. With a black and white collage print showing two prowling tigers, and one is done in the manner of a knitting pattern graph. A reclining female figure in a reflective pose with a cup of tea wearing a bra, long skirt and high heeled shoes. The word 'TIME' is in a heart above her. Next to her is a small frog and a cushion with the words 'The beast in the jungle' on it. Also to one side is a stylised skyscraper building. The background is in black-on-white windowpane check.

Place of Origin

United States (made)


1973 (made)


Butler, Francis (designer)
Goodstuffs Inc. (manufacturer)

Materials and Techniques

Screen-printed cotton


Length: 105 cm repeat, Width: 51 in, Length: 116 in

Descriptive line

Furnishing fabric 'Beast in the Jungle' of screen-printed cotton, designed by Francis Butler, made by Goodstuffs Inc., United States, 1973





Subjects depicted

Ferns; Tigers; Teacup; Frog; Skyscrapers; Female figure


Textiles; Interiors

Production Type

Mass produced


Textiles and Fashion Collection

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