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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:

    Unknown

  • Materials and Techniques:

    pressed bark and ferns

  • Credit Line:

    Given by Mrs. B. L. P. Callard

  • Museum number:

    E.742-1955

  • 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)

Date

late 19th century (made)

Artist/maker

Unknown

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.

Dimensions

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

Materials

Bark; Fern; Cardboard; Ribbon

Techniques

Flower pressing

Subjects depicted

Doily

Categories

Textiles; Ephemera; Collages

Collection

Prints, Drawings & Paintings Collection

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