samples (textiles); textile

Rectangular piece of linen textile, part of (the sleeve of?) a woman's blouse. There are three narrow, vertical pleats at the only selvedge. Blue 'branches' adjoin a pale yellow centre line. In the spaces between the branches is a butterfly (?) motif with a black outline and infilled with orange, blue and white cotton. This centre panel is framed by two vertical rows of a small, repeating motif. An embroidered diamond lattice panel worked in pale green cotton covers most of the top (?) edge of the fabric.

Collection Information

These objects are only a part of our collections, of which there are more than 350,000 objects. This information comes from our collections database. Some of this is incomplete and there may be errors. This part of the website is also still under construction, so there may be some fields repeated or incorrectly formatted information.

The database sometimes uses language taken from historical documents to help research, which may now appear outdated and even offensive. The database also includes information on objects that are considered secret or sacred by some communities.

If you have any further information about objects in our collections or can suggest corrections to our information, please contact us: enquiry@horniman.ac.uk