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Dress fabric

Dress fabric

  • Place of origin:

    Spitalfields (made)

  • Date:

    1734 (made)

  • Artist/Maker:


  • Materials and Techniques:

    Silk damask

  • Museum number:


  • Gallery location:

    In Storage

Physical description

Dress fabric of silk damask with a design of 'islands' with tiny houses, a fence, large trees, shrubs and hanging fruits. Beneath each island is a large flower and fruit, with a cluster of smaller fruits, all on one cut stem.
The height of the repeat is 271/2"(70cm). There are two repeats in the width of the silk. The selvedge is woven with stripes of red and white warp.

Place of Origin

Spitalfields (made)


1734 (made)



Materials and Techniques

Silk damask


Length: 122 cm, Width: 51 in, Length: 70 cm repeat

Descriptive line

Woven dress fabric, Spitalfields, England, 1734.


Clothing; Textiles; Europeana Fashion Project


Textiles and Fashion Collection

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