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Furnishing Fabric

1920 (made)
Artist/Maker
Place of origin

This roller-printed cotton furnishing fabric was manufactured by the Calico Printers’ Association in 1920. The purple and orange colouring is typical of the vivid hues of the period. The veining of the background imitates the cracks characteristically found in popular batik prints. English firms bought many fabric designs for calico from French ateliers at this time.


Object details

Categories
Object type
Materials and techniques
Roller-printed cotton
Brief description
Furnishing fabric of roller-printed cotton, Calico Printers' Association, Manchester, 1920.
Physical description
Furnishing fabric of roller-printed cotton. Stylised flower heads in pale blue, orange and brown on a ground with wavy lines in two shades of purple.
Dimensions
  • Length: 91.5cm
  • Width: 33cm
  • Length: 36in
  • Width: 13in
Style
Credit line
Given by the Manchester Design Registry
Summary
This roller-printed cotton furnishing fabric was manufactured by the Calico Printers’ Association in 1920. The purple and orange colouring is typical of the vivid hues of the period. The veining of the background imitates the cracks characteristically found in popular batik prints. English firms bought many fabric designs for calico from French ateliers at this time.
Bibliographic reference
Samuels, Charlotte. Art Deco Textiles. London : V&A Publications, 2003. Plate 81.
Collection
Accession number
CIRC.441-1966

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Record createdSeptember 19, 2002
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