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Dress fabric

Dress fabric

  • Place of origin:

    spitalfields (woven)

  • Date:

    1720-1725 (woven)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Unknown

  • Materials and Techniques:

    brocaded silk

  • Credit Line:

    Given by the executor of the estate of Janet Arnold

  • Museum number:

    T.119-2001

  • Gallery location:

    In Storage

Physical description

2 loom widths of silk dress fabric joined selvedge to selvedge. The silk has been unpicked from a petticoat, and shows signs of pleating into the waist. It is a plain woven silk brocaded in silver thread and silks in four colours, pale and medium blue, and pale and medium pink, on an off-white ground. The design of flowers and scrolls is in point repeat, not matched across the seam. There are three blue stripes in the selvedge.

Place of Origin

spitalfields (woven)

Date

1720-1725 (woven)

Artist/maker

Unknown

Materials and Techniques

brocaded silk

Dimensions

length: 99 cm max, width: 107 cm

Descriptive line

Dress fabric, brocaded silk, 1720s, English (Spitalfields)

Materials

Silk (textile); Silk thread; Metal thread

Techniques

Weaving

Collection

Textiles and Fashion Collection

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