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Album of doilies

Album of doilies

  • Place of origin:

    Barbados (possibly, made)
    Jamaica (possibly, made)

  • Date:

    late 19th century (made)

  • Artist/Maker:


  • Materials and Techniques:

    pressed bark and ferns

  • Credit Line:

    Given by Mrs. B. L. P. Callard

  • Museum number:


  • Gallery location:

    Prints & Drawings Study Room, level E, case DP, shelf 19, box A

Physical description

Album containing doilys made in Barbados and Jamaica from pressed ferns and bark. The cardboard cover decorated and tied with pink ribbon. With a descriptive note.

Place of Origin

Barbados (possibly, made)
Jamaica (possibly, made)


late 19th century (made)



Materials and Techniques

pressed bark and ferns

Marks and inscriptions

The Doyleys are made of the bark of the Lagetta - Lintearia tree, growing in Jamaica.

The borders are cut out of the Spatha, the sheath of the fruit of the Mountain-Cabbage palm.

The ferns are collected from different parts of Jamaica.

The Doyleys are sold for the benefit of the Orphanage for Girls, at Halfway Tree, Jamaica.
With descriptive note


Height: 18.73 cm, Width: 18.73 cm

Descriptive line

Unknown. Album containing doileys made in Barbados and Jamaica from pressed tree-bark and ferns. Late 19th century.

Bibliographic References (Citation, Note/Abstract, NAL no)

Victoria and Albert Museum Department of Prints and Drawings and Department of Paintings Accessions 1955-1956 London: HMSO, 1963


Bark; Fern; Cardboard; Ribbon


Flower pressing

Subjects depicted



Textiles; Ephemera; Collages


Prints, Drawings & Paintings Collection

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