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Furnishing Fabric

1933 (made)
Artist/Maker
Place of origin

This fabric was printed by the Calico Printers’ Association in 1933. The design is of overlapping diamond shapes filled in with brushstrokes in bright colours. It resembles many French fabrics of the period, which were inspired by abstract art movements like Cubism.


Object details

Categories
Object type
Materials and techniques
Roller printed cotton
Brief description
Furnishing fabric in roller-printed cotton, Calico Printers' Association, Manchester, 1933.
Physical description
Furnishing fabric in roller-printed cotton with a pattern of overlapping diamonds shaded in a painterly style in red, pinks, blues, yellow, white, black and brown. Registered number: 322648.
Dimensions
  • Length: 119cm
  • Width: 78.5cm
  • Length: 31in
  • Width: 47in
Style
Credit line
Given by the Manchester Design Registry
Summary
This fabric was printed by the Calico Printers’ Association in 1933. The design is of overlapping diamond shapes filled in with brushstrokes in bright colours. It resembles many French fabrics of the period, which were inspired by abstract art movements like Cubism.
Bibliographic reference
Samuels, Charlotte. Art Deco Textiles. London : V&A Publications, 2003. Plate 88.
Collection
Accession number
T.100-1979

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Record createdSeptember 20, 2002
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