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Furnishing fabric - Synthesis


  • Object:

    Furnishing fabric

  • Place of origin:

    England (made)

  • Date:

    1975 (made)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Thatcher Palmer, Sue, born 1947 (designer)
    Warner and Sons (maker)

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Screen-printed union

  • Credit Line:

    Given by Warner & Sons Ltd.

  • Museum number:


  • Gallery location:

    In Storage

Physical description

Furnishing fabric 'Synthesis', of screen-printed cotton (8 flat screens), with a bold pattern of emandering floral, foliate and animal forms in green, dark blue, browns, pink and red on a natural ground. Warner described it: 'The structure of the design is based on that known as the Indian or Tree of Life design. However, all the motifs are interpretations of small and minute creatures that can only be seen with the aid of a microscope. The following list should give some inication of the surprising variety of form: tea lillies, algae, diatoms, citrata, coral, sea urchins, starfish, plankton, polyps, protozoa.' Available in 4 colourways.

Place of Origin

England (made)


1975 (made)


Thatcher Palmer, Sue, born 1947 (designer)
Warner and Sons (maker)

Materials and Techniques

Screen-printed union


Length: 102 in, Width: 56 in

Descriptive line

Furnishing fabric 'Synthesis', of screen-printed union, designed by Sue Palmer for the collection'New Traditions', Warner & Sons Ltd, England, 1975.


Textiles; Interiors


Textiles and Fashion Collection

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