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ULITA - an Archive of International Textiles

Animal Hairs
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, paper (photograph)
Made in: Britain, Leeds
Description: Cream museum exhibit card from the Department of Colour Chemistry, displaying 8 annotated photomicrographs of lengths and cross sections of animal fibres associated with textiles. Top row: Merino 60s: scale structure, internal structure, cross sections. Middle row: Leicester Wool: scale structure, internal structure, cross sections. Bottom row: i. Scotch Black Face, a) showing scales and medulla, b) celluloid impression of the same fibre; ii. Karakul Sheep Black Face, a) black fibre showing scale edges, b) celluloid impression of the same fibre. Exhibit card from original box entitled 'Photomicrographs of Fibres'
Inv. No.: 2011.138
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