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Furnishing fabric
  • Furnishing fabric
    Mahler, Marian, born 1911 - died 1983
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Furnishing fabric

  • Place of origin:

    Great Britain (made)

  • Date:

    1952 (made)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Mahler, Marian, born 1911 - died 1983 (designer)
    David Whitehead & Sons Ltd. (manufacturer)

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Printed cotton

  • Museum number:


  • Gallery location:

    In Storage

Marian Mahler (c.1911 - 1983 b. Austria) was a freelance artist who studied at the Kunstgewerbeschule in Vienna from 1929 to 1932 and then at the Royal State Academy. In 1937 she emigrated to Britain where she worked for various leading textile manufacturers including Allan Walton, Edinburgh Weavers and Donald Brothers. She is renowned for the designs she created for furnishing fabrics produced by David Whitehhead Ltd in the 1950s.

Physical description

Furnishing fabric, printed cotton

Place of Origin

Great Britain (made)


1952 (made)


Mahler, Marian, born 1911 - died 1983 (designer)
David Whitehead & Sons Ltd. (manufacturer)

Materials and Techniques

Printed cotton

Descriptive line

Furnishing fabric, designed by Marian Mahler for David Whitehead Ltd; printed cotton; Britain; 1952.




Weaving; Printing

Subjects depicted

Geometric patterns


Textiles; Interiors; Scotland


Textiles and Fashion Collection

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