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Furnishing Fabric

1929 (made)
Artist/Maker
Place of origin

This warp-printed textile was manufactured by the Calico Printers’ Association in 1929. The repeat pattern of cone-shaped radiating motifs is typically Art Deco. Warp printing is a method by which the warp of the fabric is printed prior to weaving. The coloured threads are then interwoven with a monochrome weft. This breaks up the solid outline of the colour mass and produces a soft, blurred outline. Warp prints were popular in the early to mid 1930s.


Object details

Categories
Object type
Materials and techniques
Warp-printed cotton
Brief description
Furnishing fabric of warp-printed cotton, Calico Printers' Association, Manchester, 1929
Physical description
Furnishing fabric in warp-printed cotton with an abstract, "Art Deco" design incorporating cone-shaped radiating motifs in shades of
red, black, white and beige. Registered number: 276464.
Dimensions
  • Length: 63.5cm
  • Width: 56cm
  • Length: 25in
  • Width: 22in
Style
Credit line
Given by the Manchester Design Registry
Summary
This warp-printed textile was manufactured by the Calico Printers’ Association in 1929. The repeat pattern of cone-shaped radiating motifs is typically Art Deco. Warp printing is a method by which the warp of the fabric is printed prior to weaving. The coloured threads are then interwoven with a monochrome weft. This breaks up the solid outline of the colour mass and produces a soft, blurred outline. Warp prints were popular in the early to mid 1930s.
Bibliographic references
  • Samuels, Charlotte. Art Deco Textiles. London : V&A Publications, 2003. Plate 90.
  • Mendes, Valerie. The Victoria and Albert Museum's Textile Collection: British Textiles from 1900 to 1937. London : Trustees of the Victoria & Albert Museum, 1992. Plate 66.
Collection
Accession number
T.94-1979

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Record createdSeptember 20, 2002
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