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Surfers

Dress Fabric
1937 (made)
Artist/Maker
Place Of Origin

This dress fabric, entitled ‘Surfers’, was manufactured by the Calico Printers’ Association in 1937. The dynamic composition shows women surfing on lilos. They wear fashionable bathing costumes in highly contrasting red, white and navy.


object details
Categories
Object Type
Materials and Techniques
Roller-printed cotton
Brief Description
Dress fabric of roller-printed cotton 'Surfers', made by Calico Printers' Association, Manchester, 1937
Physical Description
Dress fabric of roller-printed cotton. Bathers surfing on lilos in white, navy and green on a bright red ground.
Dimensions
  • Length: 75cm
  • Width: 65cm
Style
Credit line
Given by Manchester Design Registry
Object history
Registered File number 1974/3231.

Registration number 372726.
Subjects depicted
Summary
This dress fabric, entitled ‘Surfers’, was manufactured by the Calico Printers’ Association in 1937. The dynamic composition shows women surfing on lilos. They wear fashionable bathing costumes in highly contrasting red, white and navy.
Bibliographic Reference
Samuels, Charlotte. Art Deco Textiles. London: V&A Publications, 2003, Pl. 92.
Collection
Accession Number
T.264-1987

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record createdSeptember 20, 2002
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