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Furnishing fabric - Pamela


  • Object:

    Furnishing fabric

  • Place of origin:

    Maromme (made)

  • Date:

    1913 (printed)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Bell, Vanessa, born 1879 - died 1961 (designer)
    Grant, Duncan, born 1885 - died 1978 (designer)
    Omega Workshops (designed for)
    Besselièvre (maker)

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Printed linen

  • Credit Line:

    Given by the Manchester Design Registry

  • Museum number:


  • Gallery location:

    On short term loan out for exhibition

This printed linen furnishing fabric was designed and sold by The Omega Workshops Ltd. Founded in 1913 by Roger Fry, Omega Workshops was a group of artists (including Vanessa Bell and Duncan Grant) who designed furniture, pottery, carpets, textiles, stained glass and whole schemes of interior decoration. The Omega textile designs were ahead of their time and set a fashion for abstract and geometric patterns.

Physical description

Furnishing fabric of printed linen. With an arc and angle pattern formed by bold lines and scalloped bands.

Place of Origin

Maromme (made)


1913 (printed)


Bell, Vanessa, born 1879 - died 1961 (designer)
Grant, Duncan, born 1885 - died 1978 (designer)
Omega Workshops (designed for)
Besselièvre (maker)

Materials and Techniques

Printed linen


Height: 502 mm, Width: 815 mm, Height: 19.25 in, Width: 30.5 in

Descriptive line

Furnishing fabric 'Pamela' of printed linen, possibly designed by Vanessa Bell or Duncan Grant for Omega Workshops, made by Besselièvre, Maromme, France, 1913

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

The Victoria and Albert Museum's Textile Collection. British TExtiles from 1900-1937, London: V&A Publications, 1995,p. 38, cat. 24
Beyond Bloomsbury. Designs of the Omega Workshops 1913-19, The Courtauld Gallery, London, 2009, p.128, cat. 39.






Textiles; Interiors; Scotland


Textiles and Fashion Collection

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