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Apache

  • Object:

    Beadwork loom

  • Place of origin:

    England (made)

  • Date:

    ca. 1900 (made)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Faudel, Phillips & Sons (manufacturer)

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Wood, cotton thread, beadwork braid, and glass beads, and a cardboard box

  • Credit Line:

    Given by Mrs P.M.E. Orr

  • Museum number:

    T.161-1987

  • Gallery location:

    In Storage

Physical description

Beadwork loom of wood with a flat base, pivotal reed and three pegs which keep the warp in place. There are two wooden reeds for separating warp threads and a cotton warp is in place. An unfinished beadwork braid is on the warp complete with needle and shows a mauve design with black and gold border with coloured motifs including a key all worked in glass beads.

The loom is still in its original maroon-coloured cardboard box with a printed label 'Apache Beadwork Loom. Patent Applied For. For Weaving Indian Beadwork ...'.

Place of Origin

England (made)

Date

ca. 1900 (made)

Artist/maker

Faudel, Phillips & Sons (manufacturer)

Materials and Techniques

Wood, cotton thread, beadwork braid, and glass beads, and a cardboard box

Marks and inscriptions

'Apache Beadwork Loom. Patent Applied For. For Weaving Indian Beadwork ...'
On label printed on the box

Dimensions

Length: 12 in, Depth: 4.5 in, Height: 2.5 in, Length: 30.5 cm, Depth: 11.5 cm, Height: 6.3 cm

Object history note

Registered File number 1987/997. Part of a Beadwork loom set with cottons, beads, needles and other accessories 'for the weaving of Indian Beadwork, Belts, Sashes, Chains, Fobs, etc,' (T.161 to P-1987).

The bead loom and accessories belonged to Mrs Henry Betham Robinson (1864-1948) who in 1896 married a surgeon working at St. Thomas's Hospital. She settled at 1 Upper Wimpole Street where she lived until 1918. She was an antiquarian and collector, and was interested in embroidery and other crafts.

Descriptive line

'Apache' beadwork loom of wood, Faudel, Phillips & Sons, England, ca. 1900

Production Note

Possibly purchased from Wakefield Brothers of Chelsea

Materials

Wood; Cotton thread; Glass beads; Cardboard

Techniques

Braided; Printed

Categories

Needlework accessories; Woodwork; Textiles; Clothing

Collection

Textiles and Fashion Collection

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