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Sample of woven silk

Sample of woven silk

  • Place of origin:

    Great Britain (manufactured)

  • Date:

    1920 (manufactured)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Warner and Sons (manufacturers)

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Woven silk

  • Credit Line:

    Given by Trowbridge Museum, Wiltshire

  • Museum number:


  • Gallery location:

    In Storage

Physical description

Sample of woven silk, blue satin ground with textured pattern [cotton?] in pink and yellow

Place of Origin

Great Britain (manufactured)


1920 (manufactured)


Warner and Sons (manufacturers)

Materials and Techniques

Woven silk

Marks and inscriptions



Length: 3 in, Width: 37 in

Object history note

This textile sample forms part of a large collection of samples donated to the V&A by Trowbridge Museum. The samples were given to Trowbridge Museum by the department store H.J. Kent, who acted as an agent for Warner & Sons, according to the Warners' archivist. Agents' samples were generally smaller than those retained by the company itself. As Trowbridge Museum, who focus on local industries, felt that these samples fell outside their collecting policy they decided to gift the collection to us in 1994.

Descriptive line

blue satin ground with textured pattern [cotton?] in pink and yellow, 59358, Warner & Sons Ltd, British, 1920


Silk thread






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