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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 silk velvet cuttings

  • Credit Line:

    Given by Martin Bond

  • Museum number:


  • Gallery location:

    In Storage

Physical description

Rag paper packet containing a plastic wallet with 4 silk velvet cuttings. No selvages.

1) Plain weave ground with floating wefts of white silk alternating with 1 pink velvet stripe with black and white dots and with narrow loose meander in green cut velvet.
2) Plain weave ground with pale gold floating wefts alternating with 1 brown meander in cut velvet and 1 stripe of cream cut velvet with black spotting.
3) Cream looped velvet with small stepped pattern in blocks of green, pink and black.
4) Cream twill ground with uncut velvet dots in green, black and cream.

Place of Origin

England (made)


ca. 1780-1800 (made)



Materials and Techniques

Rag paper packet, with silk velvet cuttings

Marks and inscriptions

'4/-' and '3/4 wide' (?) and '7 1/2 yd for a Mali[illegible]'
written; ink


Height: 6.4 cm cutting, maximum, Height: 2.6 cm cutting, minimum, Width: 6.5 cm cutting, maximum, Width: 3 cm cutting, minimum, Weight: less than 1kg per packet

Descriptive line

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


Rag paper; Velvet






Textiles and Fashion Collection

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