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Dress fabric - Hands


  • Object:

    Dress fabric

  • Place of origin:

    Great Britain (made)

  • Date:

    1986 (designed)

  • Artist/Maker:

    David, Helen (designer)
    English Eccentrics (maker)

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Screen-printed silk and discharge dyed

  • Credit Line:

    Given by the makers

  • Museum number:


  • Gallery location:

    In Storage

Physical description

Pale blue silk dress fabric screen-printed and discharge-dyed. The design includes white linear spirals and curlicues, thicker black and white striped motifs, and replications of vintage palmistry charts.

Place of Origin

Great Britain (made)


1986 (designed)


David, Helen (designer)
English Eccentrics (maker)

Materials and Techniques

Screen-printed silk and discharge dyed

Object history note

One of three fabrics in three colourways T.297 to B-1988.

Descriptive line

Silk dress fabric 'Hands' screen-printed and discharge-dyed, designed by Helen David for English Eccentrics, Great Britain, 1986


Silk (textile)


Screen printed; Discharge printed


Textiles; Clothing; Fashion


Textiles and Fashion Collection

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