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Warriors

Furnishing Fabric
1960 (made)
Artist/Maker
Place of origin

Edinburgh Weavers Ltd, Carlisle, Cumbria, was founded in 1929 by James Morton (1867-1943) as an experimental design and marketing unit of Morton Sundour Fabrics (founded in 1914). It was originally based in Edinburgh but merged with Morton Sundour Fabrics' weaving factory in Carlisle in 1930. It achieve great success in Britain and in the USA under the enlightened design directorship of Alastair Morton (1910-1963) who commissioned free-lance designers and artists to create work for interpretation by the unit. It was taken over by Courtaulds in 1963.


Object details
Categories
Object type
Materials and techniques
Tapestry-woven wool
Brief description
Furnishing fabric 'Warriors' of tapestry-woven wool, designed by Elizabeth Frink for Edinburgh Weavers Ltd., Carlisle, 1960
Physical description
Furnishing fabric of tapestry-woven wool.
Dimensions
  • Width: 48in
  • Length: 108in
  • Diameter: 128mm (rolled)
Credit line
Given by Edinburgh Weavers
Subjects depicted
Summary
Edinburgh Weavers Ltd, Carlisle, Cumbria, was founded in 1929 by James Morton (1867-1943) as an experimental design and marketing unit of Morton Sundour Fabrics (founded in 1914). It was originally based in Edinburgh but merged with Morton Sundour Fabrics' weaving factory in Carlisle in 1930. It achieve great success in Britain and in the USA under the enlightened design directorship of Alastair Morton (1910-1963) who commissioned free-lance designers and artists to create work for interpretation by the unit. It was taken over by Courtaulds in 1963.
Collection
Accession number
CIRC.1-1961

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Record createdNovember 8, 2002
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