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Dress fabric

Dress fabric

  • Place of origin:

    Manchester (made)

  • Date:

    1933 (made)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Calico Printers' Association (designer and maker)

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Printed silk georgette

  • Credit Line:

    Given by Manchester Design Registry

  • Museum number:

    T.73-1979

  • Gallery location:

    In Storage

This silk georgette dress fabric is printed with repeat of flowers and stems in white, red and green, on a black and white background. Floral printed fabrics held a prominent place in every smart woman's wardrobe in the 1930s. Motifs floating on a plain ground worked admirably; navy, black and brown background colours were perennially in vogue. The use of floral decoration on cloth was hardly new but the flowers of the 1930s blossomed with fresh life and vigour. Detailed, naturalistic representations in the traditional manner were replaced with a freedom of line and form closely allied to contemporary movements in the fine and graphic arts.

Physical description

Silk georgette printed with repeat of flowers and stems in white, red and green, on a black and white background. Registered number: 328956

Place of Origin

Manchester (made)

Date

1933 (made)

Artist/maker

Calico Printers' Association (designer and maker)

Materials and Techniques

Printed silk georgette

Dimensions

Length: 35 in, Width: 23 in

Descriptive line

Printed silk georgette dress fabric, Calico Printers' Association, Manchester, 1933.

Bibliographic References (Citation, Note/Abstract, NAL no)

Webb & Bower / Michael Joseph, Thirties Floral Fabrics, V&A Colour Books

Materials

Silk georgette

Techniques

Printed

Categories

Textiles; Fashion; Europeana Fashion Project

Production Type

Mass produced

Collection

Textiles and Fashion Collection

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