Furnishing Fabric

1920-1929 (made)
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Not currently on display at the V&A

Artist/Maker
Place Of Origin

This silk furnishing fabric was woven by Rodier in France in the 1920s. From the late 1920s designs were increasingly abstract and more muted in colour. Textural effects began to assume more importance. The firm of Rodier gained a reputation for creating eye-catching woven fabrics, usually in monochrome or subtle hues. The firm was best known for its fine woollen goods. These included dress fabric with African motifs shown at the Paris exhibition of 1925 and sheer cloth for curtains.


object details
Categories
Object Type
Materials and Techniques
Silk
Brief Description
Silk, French, 1920s
Physical Description
Grey and white with chevron motifs. A subtle blend of matte and shiny surface weaving.
Dimensions
  • Length: 126cm
  • Width: 106.5cm
Style
Credit line
Given by Mrs Margaret H. Armitage (née Bulley)
Summary
This silk furnishing fabric was woven by Rodier in France in the 1920s. From the late 1920s designs were increasingly abstract and more muted in colour. Textural effects began to assume more importance. The firm of Rodier gained a reputation for creating eye-catching woven fabrics, usually in monochrome or subtle hues. The firm was best known for its fine woollen goods. These included dress fabric with African motifs shown at the Paris exhibition of 1925 and sheer cloth for curtains.
Bibliographic Reference
Samuels, Charlotte. Art Deco Textiles. London : V&A Publications, 2003. Plate 56.
Collection
Accession Number
MISC.2:37-1934

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record createdAugust 21, 2002
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