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ULITA - an Archive of International Textiles

Animal Hairs X800
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 9 annotated photomicrographs of lengths and cross sections of silk fibres. Top row: cultivated silk: i. raw fibres, ii. degummed iii. raw cross sections (two images placed together) Middle row: i. cultivated silk, degummed and 'lousy' fibres X200, ii. Tussah silk, raw cross sections from cocoon Bottom row: Tussah silk: i. degummed, ii. raw fibres (two lengths placed together), iii. degummed (three lengths). Exhibit card from original box entitled 'Photomicrographs of Fibres'
Inv. No.: 2011.137
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