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Sample

1911 (manufactured)
Artist/Maker
Place of origin

Printed cotton dress fabric, possibly for the African market. A printed design in dark brown, mid-brown and white. The borders consist of rows of small curved motifs. Two thirds of the central panel has a design of stylised small leaved dahlia heads and fruits, and this is divided from the remaining third by a zig-zag vertical line. The design in the remaining third is of a six-legged, tailed terrapin-like creature, each flanked by a narrow rowing boat, all against a ground of small overlapping shapes. Two selvedges.


Object details

Category
Object type
Materials and techniques
Printed cotton
Brief description
Textile sample, printed cotton dress fabric, for the Calico Printers' Association, 1911
Physical description
Printed cotton dress fabric, possibly for the African market. A printed design in dark brown, mid-brown and white. The borders consist of rows of small curved motifs. Two thirds of the central panel has a design of stylised small leaved dahlia heads and fruits, and this is divided from the remaining third by a zig-zag vertical line. The design in the remaining third is of a six-legged, tailed terrapin-like creature, each flanked by a narrow rowing boat, all against a ground of small overlapping shapes. Two selvedges.
Dimensions
  • Length: 62.5cm
  • Width: 87cm
Marks and inscriptions
28461 (Patent Office Registration Number)
Production
Patent Office registration date: 8th February 1911, copyright extended 8th January 1916.

Attribution note: Possibly for the African market
Collection
Accession number
T.182-2004

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Record createdSeptember 10, 2004
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