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Cardigan

  • Place of origin:

    Great Britain (made)

  • Date:

    1915-1920 (made)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Harrods Ltd. (retailer)

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Machine-knitted silk

  • Museum number:

    T.51-1960

  • Gallery location:

    In Storage

Physical description

Pink silk knitted cardigan with stripes of purple, cream, blue, and taupe. The three-quarter length garment has deep set sleeves which taper to the wrist, a shawl collar and two pockets. It is completely knitted in rib and each section of the garment is fully fashioned, knitted to shape on the machine.

Place of Origin

Great Britain (made)

Date

1915-1920 (made)

Artist/maker

Harrods Ltd. (retailer)

Materials and Techniques

Machine-knitted silk

Marks and inscriptions

KNITTED WEAR SPECIALISTS / Harrods Ltd / LONDON
On woven blue and white label in the nape of the neck

Descriptive line

Machine-knitted silk cardigan, retailed by Harrods Ltd., Great Britain, 1915-1920

Labels and date

COAT
Machine-knitted silk
British: Harrods Ltd, about 1919

This three-quarter length coat has deep set sleeves which taper to the wrist, a shawl collar and two pockets. It is completely knitted in rib and each section of the garment is fully fashioned (knitted to shape on the machine).

Harrods supplied a wide range of knitted coats in wool, alpaca, cashmere, vicuna, camel hair and artificial silk as well as pure silk. 'HARRODS NEW VALUES IN KNITTED COATS. So practical and adaptable is the Knitted Coat that its great and still growing popularity is not surprising. Harrods offer a wide choice of the most exclusive models, in many Colourings, for sports or afternoon wear. The Quality and Value are unquestionable.' Harrods catalogue 1917.

Worn by Miss Heather Firbank
T.51-1960

SKIRT
Gaberdine
British: Lucile, about 1919
Worn by Miss Heather Firbank
T.41A-1960
The sash is a replica []

Categories

Women's clothes; Fashion; Day wear; Informal wear; Textiles

Collection

Textiles and Fashion Collection

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