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Rug Design

  • Object:

    Badge

  • Place of origin:

    Salisbury (Probably, as Wilton Royal Carpet Factory was based there. , made)

  • Date:

    1980-1989 (made)
    20th century (made)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Unknown
    Wilton Royal Carpet Factory Ltd (maker)

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Lithograph and screenprint on polystyrene; dye-stamped, metal and polystyrene

  • Museum number:

    E.2247-1992

  • Gallery location:

    Prints & Drawings Study Room, level D, case CD, shelf 15

Physical description

Badge

Place of Origin

Salisbury (Probably, as Wilton Royal Carpet Factory was based there. , made)

Date

1980-1989 (made)
20th century (made)

Artist/maker

Unknown
Wilton Royal Carpet Factory Ltd (maker)

Materials and Techniques

Lithograph and screenprint on polystyrene; dye-stamped, metal and polystyrene

Dimensions

Height: 55.6 cm, Width: 42.9 cm

Descriptive line

Badge, Polish Solidarity, made 1980-1989, Poland

Labels and date

GROUP OF BADGES: POLISH SOLIDARITY
Made in Poland, 1980-1989
Lithograph and screenprint on polystyrene; dye-stamped
metal and polystyrene
Some given by Marek Garztecki
E.2247,9,54,5-1990, 2241-3-1991, 2102,4-1992
Formed as a trade union in 1980, Solidarity became a
focus of resistance to the Soviet-dominated Polish
regime. Suspended by the Government in 1981, it
continued underground until restoration of its legal status
in 1989. The wearing of badges, with their symbolic
vocabulary, images, phrases and references,
demonstrated allegiance to the cause of Solidarity. []

Materials

Polystyrene; Metal

Techniques

Lithograph; Screenprint

Categories

Politics; Designs; Interiors

Production Type

Design

Collection

Prints, Drawings & Paintings Collection

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