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Door curtain

Door curtain

  • Place of origin:

    England (made)

  • Date:

    1920 (made)

  • Artist/Maker:


  • Materials and Techniques:

    Brown satin embroidered with coloured silks

  • Credit Line:

    Bequeathed by Miss Margaret A. Shaw

  • Museum number:


  • Gallery location:

    In Storage

Physical description

Embroidered door curtain of brown satin embroidered with coloured silks in long and short satin, stem and buttonhole stitches with French knots. The main part of the design consists of an owl with two younger ones embroidered in white and brown, perched on the branches of a pine tree worked in brown with large blue cones. There is a large crescent moon behind. At the bottom of the hanging are a series of toadstools and other plants worked in oranges, whites, greens, greys and mauve. The hanging is trimmed with purple cotton and the embroidery is worked through both layers or material.

Place of Origin

England (made)


1920 (made)



Materials and Techniques

Brown satin embroidered with coloured silks


Length: 78 in, Width: 49 in

Object history note

Registered File number 1963/780

Historical context note

Hanging was made my Miss Margaret Shaw, who was a City and Guilds Silver Medallist and First Prize winner in 1922.

Descriptive line

Embroidered door curtain of brown satin, English, 1920


Silk (fiber)


Satin weave; Embroidery

Subjects depicted

Plants, mushrooms; Plants; Pine tree; Owls; Crescent moon


Textiles; Interiors


Textiles and Fashion Collection

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