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  • Place of origin:

    Great Britain (made)

  • Date:

    1950 (made)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Mahler, Marian, born 1911 - died 1983 (designer)
    David Whitehead & Sons Ltd. (manufacturer)

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Printed cotton

  • Museum number:


  • Gallery location:

    In Storage

Marian Mahler (ca.1911-1983 b. Austria) was a freelance artist who studied at the Kunstgewerbeschule in Vienna from 1929 to 1932 and then at the Royal State Academy. In 1937 she emigrated to Britain where she worked for various leading textile manufacturers including Allan Walton, Edinburgh Weavers and Donald Brothers. She is renowed for the designs she created for furnishing fabrics produced by David Whitehouse Ltd in the 1950s.

Physical description

Curtain of printed cotton. Printed with a mobile design in a cherry red ground.

Place of Origin

Great Britain (made)


1950 (made)


Mahler, Marian, born 1911 - died 1983 (designer)
David Whitehead & Sons Ltd. (manufacturer)

Materials and Techniques

Printed cotton


Length: 42.5 cm repeat, Width: 37 cm repeat, Length: 168 cm form top to hem edge, Width: 111 cm across hem edge, Width: 99 cm across heading tape

Object history note

One of two curtains with T.504:1-1996.

Descriptive line

Curtain of printed cotton, designed by Marian Mahler, made by David Whitehead & Sons Ltd., Great Britain, 1950


Cotton (textile)



Subjects depicted

Geometric patterns


Textiles; Interiors; Scotland


Textiles and Fashion Collection

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