sample (textileworking: weaving); textile

11 identical rectangular samples of cotton and silk textile. A single selvedge along one narrow side. Seemingly taken from a larger piece of cloth with a dark blue tabby weave with spaced warps in the centre field. The centre field has a white zigzag pattern worked in discontinuous supplementary weft. The border consists of a white lattice patterned stripe (a diamond twill supplementary warp) separated from the centre field by 2 narrow orange stripes.

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The database sometimes uses language taken from historical documents to help research, which may now appear outdated and even offensive.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: