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Swatch book - Kelmscott Collection

Kelmscott Collection

  • Object:

    Swatch book

  • Place of origin:

    England (known, made)

  • Date:

    1998-99 (made)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Morris, William, born 1834 - died 1896 (designer)
    Osborne & Little (manufacturer)
    Liberty & Co. Ltd. (retailer)

  • Materials and Techniques:

    printed cotton and nylon

  • Credit Line:

    Given by Osborne & Little plc

  • Museum number:

    T.81-1999

  • Gallery location:

    In Storage

Physical description

Ten rectangular samples printed with multi-coloured foliage. 91% cotton and 9% nylon

Place of Origin

England (known, made)

Date

1998-99 (made)

Artist/maker

Morris, William, born 1834 - died 1896 (designer)
Osborne & Little (manufacturer)
Liberty & Co. Ltd. (retailer)

Materials and Techniques

printed cotton and nylon

Dimensions

Height: 15 cm, Width: 10 cm

Historical context note

These samples are from the Kelmscott range by Osborne & Little, who are part of the Liberty Textiles Group. The design has been reproduced from a hand-knotted carpet design called McCulloch by William Morris. Reproductions of Morris textile designs have been taking place since the 1950s, and these are recent examples of this trend.

Production Note

Reason For Production: Retail

Materials

Cotton; Nylon

Techniques

Printed

Subjects depicted

Foliage

Categories

Textiles

Production Type

Mass produced

Collection

Textiles and Fashion Collection

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