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Furnishing Fabric

1921 (made)
Artist/Maker
Place of origin

This roller-printed cotton furnishing fabric was manufactured by the Calico Printers’ Association in 1921. The design of box trees is similar to motifs found in pochoir print fashion plates of the period, such as those illustrating clothes by Paul Poiret. 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, 1921.
Physical description
Furnishing fabric of roller-printed cotton. Pattern of box trees and trellises in blue, beige, yellow, brown and white alternating with beige stripes and stripes of blue and white blocks.
Dimensions
  • Length: 91.5cm
  • Width: 89cm
  • Length: 36in
  • Width: 35in
Style
Credit line
Given by the Manchester Design Registry
Object history
Design reminiscent of the background to pochoir stencils of 1920s fashion plates by Georges Lepape and Paul Iribe depicting clothes by Paul Poiret.
Summary
This roller-printed cotton furnishing fabric was manufactured by the Calico Printers’ Association in 1921. The design of box trees is similar to motifs found in pochoir print fashion plates of the period, such as those illustrating clothes by Paul Poiret. 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 82.
Collection
Accession number
CIRC.447-1966

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Record createdSeptember 19, 2002
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