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Furnishing Fabric

1901-1999 (made)
Place Of Origin

object details
Object Type
Materials and Techniques
cotton batik
Brief Description
Furnishing fabric, batik, possibly made in Java, probably 1901-1999, peacocks on crackled ground, a European interpretation of an Asian design
  • Width: 1081mm
  • Length: 930mm
Credit line
Given by Sara Lee Courtaulds
Object history
From Courtaulds Design Library, group, I3. The Courtaulds Design Library principally contained records from the Courtaulds’ factories at Halstead and Bocking, Essex, and Halifax, and the large collection that came into Courtaulds’ possession through its acquisition of Morton Sundour and Edinburgh Weavers in 1963. The library was used by designers within Courtaulds and was also available for the use of Courtaulds’ customers. Following the acquisition of Courtaulds by the international corporation Sara Lee and the subsequent change in the business it was decided that the V&A would be the most appropriate location for the collection to enable it to be appreciated and used more fully. The Library was donated to the V&A by Sara Lee Courtaulds in 2001.

Other Number
2969 - Morton Sundour Museum Number
Accession Number

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record createdMarch 23, 2018
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