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Packet of textile cuttings

Packet of textile cuttings

  • Place of origin:

    England (made)

  • Date:

    ca. 1780-1800 (made)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Unknown

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Rag paper packet, with plain weave silk cuttings

  • Credit Line:

    Given by Martin Bond

  • Museum number:

    T.76:18-2003

  • Gallery location:

    In Storage

Physical description

Rag paper packet containing a plastic wallet with 7 plain weave silk cuttings, 2 pinned together.

1) Ribbed appearance of dark pink weft and light pink warp. One selvage with coral pink and white stripes. Slight Z-twist to weft. Uneven weave. Pinned to (2).
2) Same as above, but with dark brown weft and light brown warp. One selvage with coral pink and white stripes. Slight Z-twist to weft. Pinned to (1).
3) Ribbed appearance of light and dark purple. Slight Z-twist. No selvage.
4) Same as above, with light beige and pink warp/weft. No selvage.
5) Same as above, with light and dark pink warp/weft. No selvage.
6) Same as above, with light and dark pink warp/weft, but with fragment of purple (selvage?) stripe at 1 end. Slight Z-twist.
7) Ribbed appearance of pink and cream, with alternating stripe of golden brown silk in twill.

Place of Origin

England (made)

Date

ca. 1780-1800 (made)

Artist/maker

Unknown

Materials and Techniques

Rag paper packet, with plain weave silk cuttings

Marks and inscriptions

'26/' and '7/6'
Rag paper packet; written; ink

Dimensions

Height: 9.7 cm cutting, maximum, Height: 4.5 cm cutting, minimum, Width: 2.7 cm cutting, maximum, Width: 1.5 cm cutting, minimum, Weight: less than 1kg per packet

Descriptive line

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

Materials

Rag paper; Silk (textile)

Techniques

Woven

Categories

Textiles

Collection

Textiles and Fashion Collection

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