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Dress fabric

Dress fabric

  • Place of origin:

    Great Britain (manufactured)

  • Date:

    1905 (manufactured)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Warner and Sons (manufacturer)

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Silk damask with cut and voided silk velvet

  • Credit Line:

    Bequeathed by Eddie Squires

  • Museum number:


  • Gallery location:

    In Storage

Physical description

Woven silk damask with areas of cut silk velvet. Cream warp-faced satin ground with white, weft-faced, diagonally arranged, slender stems, buds and tendrils. There are larger circular blossoms forming clumps along the stems; these are filled with cream velvet. The stems are aligned from lower left to upper right.
The ends have been oversewn.

Place of Origin

Great Britain (manufactured)


1905 (manufactured)


Warner and Sons (manufacturer)

Materials and Techniques

Silk damask with cut and voided silk velvet

Marks and inscriptions



length: 55.7 cm, width: 47.5 cm

Production Note

Woven for Princess May's 1905 visit to Australia


Silk thread




Textiles and Fashion Collection

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