Not currently on display at the V&A

Fabric Bag

mid 20th century (made)
Artist/Maker
Place of origin

Costume bag or pouch believed to have been used by an unidentified Natural Movement dancer.

Natural Movement is a form of dance developed by Madge Atkinson (1885-1970), based on the natural movements of the human body. Atkinson was inspired by the wide interest in free dance in the early 20th century and her works were developed for both theatre and education.

Object details

Categories
Object type
Materials and techniques
Silk
Brief description
Printed silk costume bag for an unidentified Natural Movement dancer
Physical description
Home made fabric bag, probably for keeping elements of a Natural Movement dance costume in. Roughly square with a flap, butterfly/floral pattern on a brick-coloured ground, lined in white silk
Dimensions
  • Length: 25.5cm
  • Width: 27cm
  • Length of flap length: 18cm
Credit line
Given by Francine Watson Coleman on behalf of the Natural Movement organisation
Object history
Acquired as a part of the Natural Movement Collection.
Summary
Costume bag or pouch believed to have been used by an unidentified Natural Movement dancer.

Natural Movement is a form of dance developed by Madge Atkinson (1885-1970), based on the natural movements of the human body. Atkinson was inspired by the wide interest in free dance in the early 20th century and her works were developed for both theatre and education.
Collection
Accession number
S.72-2020

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Record createdApril 6, 2021
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