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Knitting Sample

c.1990 (made)
Artist/Maker
Place of origin

Swatch of knitted fabric attached to white card at one edge. Lacy lightweight knit, black and silver with various Middle-Eastern style designs,

Object details

Categories
Object type
Materials and techniques
machine knitting
Brief description
Kenzo, c.1990. Lacy lightweight knit, black and silver with various Middle-Eastern style designs, possibly by Fabelta, Belgium.
Physical description
Swatch of knitted fabric attached to white card at one edge. Lacy lightweight knit, black and silver with various Middle-Eastern style designs,
Dimensions
  • Width: 60cm (Note: approximate)
  • Length: 79cm (Note: approximate)
Due to the nature of the fabric, these knitted swatches are difficult to measure as they curl and roll naturally at the edges.
Credit line
Given by Suzan Rooke
Object history
An original design croquis (sketch) by Suzan Rooke for Kenzo shows that this fabric would have been used for the body of a long-sleeved, loose-fitting tunic top. The sketch is now in the Prints, Drawings and Paintings department. Rooke's notes indicate that the fabric was made using Fabelta viscose.
- Daniel Milford-Cottam (02/03/2017)
Collection
Accession number
T.69-2017

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Record createdNovember 11, 2016
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