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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 11 annotated photomicrographs of lengths and cross sections of animal fibres associated with textiles. Top row: i. Cashmere, ii. Mohair (each with scale structure and cross sections) Middle row: i. Llama (scale structure and two cross-sections), ii. Alpaca (scale structure and cross sections, white and brown). Bottom row: i. Camel (scale structure and cross-sections) ii. Romney wool, cortical cells and an empty tube of scale cells. Exhibit card from original box entitled 'Photomicrographs of Fibres'
Inv. No.: 2011.136

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