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Dress fabric

Dress fabric

  • Place of origin:

    Spitalfields (made)

  • Date:

    1734 (made)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Unknown

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Silk damask

  • Museum number:

    T.184-1970

  • 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)

Date

1734 (made)

Artist/maker

Unknown

Materials and Techniques

Silk damask

Dimensions

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

Descriptive line

Woven dress fabric, Spitalfields, England, 1734.

Categories

Clothing; Textiles; Europeana Fashion Project

Collection

Textiles and Fashion Collection

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