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Furnishing fabric - 'Felix the Cat'

'Felix the Cat'

  • Object:

    Furnishing fabric

  • Place of origin:

    Manchester (made)

  • Date:

    1924 (made)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Calico Printers' Association (makers)

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Screen-printed cotton

  • Museum number:


  • Gallery location:

    In Storage

Physical description

Furnishing fabric of screen-printed cotton. With a tan coloured background showing a repeating design of 'Felix the cat'. Felix is shown smiling broadly and in a characteristic pose with his hands on his hips and his heels together. The cat is printed in black with white eyes and mouth, and a white outline around the figure. There are four repeats in this sample, of which two are incomplete.

Place of Origin

Manchester (made)


1924 (made)


Calico Printers' Association (makers)

Materials and Techniques

Screen-printed cotton


Length: 36.75 in, Length: 93.5 cm, Width: 35 in, Width: 89 cm

Object history note

Registered File number 1985/2331.

Felix was a cartoon character invented by Pat Sullivan, an American illustrator. Originally drawn as part of a comic strip, he became the subject of the first moving picture cartoon in 1921.

Descriptive line

Furnishing fabric 'Felix the Cat' of screen-printed cotton, made by Calico Printers' Association, Manchester, 1924

Production Note

Registered Manchester April 28th, 1924.


Cotton (textile)



Subjects depicted





Textiles and Fashion Collection

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