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Jumper

Jumper

  • Place of origin:

    Great Britain (designed)
    Bolivia (made)
    Great Britain (sold)

  • Date:

    1983 (made)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Hughes, Liliane (designer)
    Nitwit (designed for)

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Hand-knitted alpaca wool

  • Credit Line:

    Given by Liliane Hughes

  • Museum number:

    T.206-1985

  • Gallery location:

    In Storage

Physical description

Jumper of hand-knitted alpaca. Bold design influenced by swirling appliqué designs of Japanese Ainu robes. The large areas of pattern are intarsia knitted whilst the yarns for smaller areas of change in colour are carried across and woven into the reverse of the work. The black lines are 'Swiss darning' (embroidered after the knitting was complete). The different shades of yarn are natural alpaca colours.

Place of Origin

Great Britain (designed)
Bolivia (made)
Great Britain (sold)

Date

1983 (made)

Artist/maker

Hughes, Liliane (designer)
Nitwit (designed for)

Materials and Techniques

Hand-knitted alpaca wool

Object history note

Registered File number 1985/1535. The alpaca wool is from Bolivia.

Descriptive line

Jumper of hand-knitted alpaca, made by Liliane Hughes, for Nitwit, Great Britain, 1983

Labels and date

SWEATER
Hand-knitted alpaca
British: Liliane Hughes for Nitwit, 1985

This bold design was influenced by the swirling appliqué designs of Japanese Ainu robes. The large areas of pattern are intarsia knitted whilst the yarns for smaller areas of change in colour are carried across and woven into the reverse of the work. The black lines are 'Swiss darning' (embroidered after the knitting was complete). The different shades of yarn are natural alpaca colours. The sweater was knitted in Bolivia.

Given by Liliane Hughes of Nitwit
T.206-1985 []

Production Note

Made for Nitwit

Materials

Alpaca

Techniques

Hand knitted

Categories

Clothing

Collection

Textiles and Fashion Collection

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