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Brocade
Date: early 20th-mid 20th Century
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Dimensions: 68 x 50 cm (26 3/4 x 19 11/16 in.)
Medium: card, cotton, viscose
Made in: Britain, Leeds
Description: Cream museum exhibit card from the Department of Colour Chemistry, displaying 1 large annotated sample of yarn dyed pictorial brocade with cotton warp and viscose weft. The design, inspired by traditional Oriental art, depicts four figures playing music and dancing in a water garden setting filled with flowers and foliage. The sample is glued to the aperture. Exhibit card from original box entitled '(1) Courtaulds Ltd (2) Rayon Fabrics'
Inv. No.: 2011.55
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