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Packet of textile cuttings

Packet of textile cuttings

  • Place of origin:

    England (made)

  • Date:

    ca. 1780-1800 (made)

  • Artist/Maker:


  • Materials and Techniques:

    Rag paper packet, with woven silk cuttings

  • Credit Line:

    Given by Martin Bond

  • Museum number:


  • Gallery location:

    In Storage

Physical description

Rag paper packet containing plastic wallet with 4 woven silk cuttings.

1) Cream velvet silk, with selvage of green, pink and brown twill. Weft has slight Z-twist.
2) Pale green plain weave silk, with warp of green and weft of cream. 2 mm of brown warp at one end, possibly partial selvage.
3) Beige plain weave silk, with warp of cream and weft of brown. Slight S-twist to weft. No selvage.
4) Cream twill and plain weave silk, with ink number.

Place of Origin

England (made)


ca. 1780-1800 (made)



Materials and Techniques

Rag paper packet, with woven silk cuttings

Marks and inscriptions

'Sir Your Humble Servant K Edgar' and 'Ipswich Sept 25th -83'
Rag paper packet; written; ink

On cutting 4; written; ink


Height: 14.6 cm cutting, maximum, Height: 8.5 cm cutting, minimum, Width: 3 cm cutting, maximum, Width: 1.5 cm cutting, minimum, Weight: less than 1kg per packet

Descriptive line

Rag paper packet containing woven silk cuttings, English, ca. 1780-1800


Rag paper; Silk (textile)






Textiles and Fashion Collection

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