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Background imageFabric Collection: Bayeux Tapestry. 1066-1077. Scene of the Battle

Bayeux Tapestry. 1066-1077. Scene of the Battle of Hastings. Detail of the battle between the soldiers of William I of England and the Anglo-Saxons. Romanesque art. Decorative Arts; Tapestry. FRANCE

Background imageFabric Collection: Bayeux Tapestry. 1066-1077. Battle of Hastings

Bayeux Tapestry. 1066-1077. Battle of Hastings (1066). Detail. Romanesque art. Tapestry. FRANCE. Bayeux. Archaeological Museum

Background imageFabric Collection: Harvey Nichols advertisement, 1953

Harvey Nichols advertisement, 1953
Two friends, wearing extremely similar check cotton dresses in Horrockses fabric, share a joke. Date: 1953

Background imageFabric Collection: A Golden Girl by Barribal

A Golden Girl by Barribal
A colour illustration of a young girl holding a piece of golden fabric, mimicking the surrounding butterflies

Background imageFabric Collection: Coat & Fox Terrier 1927

Coat & Fox Terrier 1927
Wrap over coat in a small checked fabric with cuff detail, hip pockets, long fur roll collar & fur lining worn with court shoes & a cloche hat pulled over the eyes

Background imageFabric Collection: A Street Scene in Cairo, by Charles Robertson

A Street Scene in Cairo, by Charles Robertson (1844-1891)

Background imageFabric Collection: The Shop Assistant who Lost his Temper by H. M. Bateman

The Shop Assistant who Lost his Temper by H. M. Bateman
A shop assistant finally loses the plot after bringing out roll upon roll of material for a demanding customer to choose from. 1929

Background imageFabric Collection: Snowdrop, Galanthus nivalis, as design motif

Snowdrop, Galanthus nivalis, as design motif in wallpaper, borders and fabrics.. Lithograph by Verneuil with pochoir (stencil)

Background imageFabric Collection: Fabric design, Art Gout Beaute, 1924

Fabric design, Art Gout Beaute, 1924
Fabric design for Moroccan crepe in a multicoloured, Middle Eastern style, Art Gout Beaute, 1924. 1924

Background imageFabric Collection: Rubans de Paris - Corner of Maddox Street / St George Street

Rubans de Paris - Corner of Maddox Street / St George Street
Rubans de Paris (Milliner and Draper) - Corner of Maddox Street (39a) / St George Street, London. Date: 1930s

Background imageFabric Collection: de Havilland DH60G Gipsy Moth G-aa

de Havilland DH60G Gipsy Moth G-aa
de Havilland DH60G Gipsy Moth, G-aa, the private aircraft of Captain Geoffrey de Havilland, became the first coupe model when it was experimentally fitted with a light wood

Background imageFabric Collection: How Navajo Indian Rugs are made - USA

How Navajo Indian Rugs are made - USA Date: circa 1930s

Background imageFabric Collection: Bayeux Tapestry. 1066-1077. Making a boat. Romanesque

Bayeux Tapestry. 1066-1077. Making a boat. Romanesque art. Tapestry. FRANCE. Bayeux. Archaeological Museum

Background imageFabric Collection: Red-headed girl seated in a sheer red dress

Red-headed girl seated in a sheer red dress. Painting by David Wright reproduced in Men Only Magazine

Background imageFabric Collection: Woman & Aspidistra Photo

Woman & Aspidistra Photo
A woman in an enormous hat festooned with plumes & fabric sits in the garden outside her door. She rests her arm upon a small, 3 legged table on which stands an aspidistra in a pot

Background imageFabric Collection: Advertising card for Singer Sewing Machines

Advertising card for Singer Sewing Machines - showing a good patriotic wife using her sewing machine to produce a white ensign for a Royal Naval Seaman husband. Date: circa 1916

Background imageFabric Collection: Dressing Shetland Shawls

Dressing Shetland Shawls
Women from the Shetland Islands dress Shetland wool shawls on large racks Date: 1908

Background imageFabric Collection: Malta - Lacemaking

Malta - Lacemaking
Lacemaking in Malta during WWI. Malta was not on the front line of World War I (unlike World War II) but did participate in many ways nevertheless

Background imageFabric Collection: Hensons Aerial Steam Carriage

Hensons Aerial Steam Carriage
The Aerial Steam Carriage -- underside view with covering fabric in place. This flying machine was patented by William Samuel Henson (1812-1888) and John Stringfellow (1799-1883) in 1842. 1843

Background imageFabric Collection: Advert for Gorringes fashion fabrics 1932

Advert for Gorringes fashion fabrics 1932
Advertisement for Gorringes pattern book containing viyella and visylka dress fabrics. 1932

Background imageFabric Collection: Costume / Boy on Tricycle

Costume / Boy on Tricycle
Picturesque foppish French boy in a pleated skirt in spotted fabric, floppy striped necktie & falling collar, checked socks, pumps with large ribbon bows & long flowing hair

Background imageFabric Collection: Mali, Africa - Two women from Timbuktu

Mali, Africa - Two women from Timbuktu Date: circa 1910s

Background imageFabric Collection: Repeating Pattern - Heath Robinson Motorcars

Repeating Pattern - Heath Robinson Motorcars
Repeating Pattern - Wiliam Heath Robinson illustrations from How to be a Motorist - pale yellow background. *PLEASE NOTE that the magifying glass is solely to show the detail of the repeating pattern

Background imageFabric Collection: Polychromed vase. Tomb of Kha. 1400 BC. Egypt

Polychromed vase. Tomb of Kha. 1400 BC. Egypt
Egypt. Polychromed vase sealed with fabric. From the tomb of royal architect Kha (Deir el-Medina). 1400 BC. 18th dynasty. New Kingdom. Egyptian Museum. Turin. Italy

Background imageFabric Collection: Japanese Geisha girl getting dressed

Japanese Geisha girl getting dressed into her kimono. The final task of tying the large belt sash around her waist. A traditional tea ceremony set can be seen in the lower left-hand corner of

Background imageFabric Collection: Repeating Pattern - Art Deco Woman

Repeating Pattern - Art Deco Woman - black background. *PLEASE NOTE that the magifying glass is solely to show the detail of the repeating pattern and will not feature on the final file.*

Background imageFabric Collection: Repeating Pattern - Art Deco Women

Repeating Pattern - Art Deco Women - dark blue background. *PLEASE NOTE that the magifying glass is solely to show the detail of the repeating pattern and will not feature on the final file.*

Background imageFabric Collection: Repeating Pattern - Tea Cups

Repeating Pattern - Tea Cups. *PLEASE NOTE that the magnifying glass is solely to show the detail of the repeating pattern and will not feature on the final file.*

Background imageFabric Collection: Trade Statutes. Fabric market and tailor s. Gothic

Trade Statutes. Fabric market and tailor s. Gothic art. Miniature Painting. ITALY. Bologna. Civic Medieval Museum

Background imageFabric Collection: Naked woman by David Wright, preliminary sketch

Naked woman by David Wright, preliminary sketch
A preliminary sketch by David Wright depicting a naked woman reclining, with sheer fabric artfully placed to hide her modesty. Date: c1948

Background imageFabric Collection: Advertisement for Fairy Dyes, promoted, appropriately, by some fairies who flutter

Advertisement for Fairy Dyes, promoted, appropriately, by some fairies who flutter through the night sky carrying a length of rainbow fabric. Date: c.1924

Background imageFabric Collection: Repeating Pattern - Skeletons

Repeating Pattern - Skeletons (white background). *PLEASE NOTE that the magnifying glass is solely to show the detail of the repeating pattern and will not feature on the final file.*

Background imageFabric Collection: Advertisement for Sanderson Fabrics

Advertisement for Sanderson Fabrics -- sun-resisting and washproof. Also mentioning the Sanderson range of wallpapers. Showing two fabric designs arranged in the shape of a large flower

Background imageFabric Collection: India - A Rajput Chief in ordinary dress, Delhi

India - A Rajput Chief in ordinary dress, Delhi
Black and white. Bearded man wearing head wrap and heavily decorated garment with horseshoe design on fabric. Collar appears to be jewelled.. Part of India Box, Boswell collection. Slide no

Background imageFabric Collection: Advert for Courtaulds Rayons 1936

Advert for Courtaulds Rayons 1936
The miracle of Rayons. Rayon is what you used to call artifical silk. Its name was changed because it isn t silk and it isn t artificial. It is beautiful thread

Background imageFabric Collection: Japanese Geisha Girl dressed in her Kimono

Japanese Geisha Girl dressed in her Kimono
O-Hana-san dresses to pay a visit - a Japanese Geisha Girl is aided by a male servant to dress in her Kimono. Date: circa 1906

Background imageFabric Collection: Tapestry of Creation. 1st half 12th c. Romanesque

Tapestry of Creation. 1st half 12th c. Romanesque

Background imageFabric Collection: Balloon ascent from the Tuileries Gardens, Paris

Balloon ascent from the Tuileries Gardens, Paris
Balloon ascent of Charles and Robert from the Tuileries Gardens, Paris, the first voyage made in a hydrogen balloon. After sending off a trial hydrogen balloon, Charles designed

Background imageFabric Collection: Evening Dress / Worth 1922

Evening Dress / Worth 1922
Dusky pink evening gown in a bold printed fabric with a low scooped neckline revealing a sleeveless grey bodice beneath. The skirt is draped up over one hip

Background imageFabric Collection: Frock, Fur & Feather Fan

Frock, Fur & Feather Fan
Narrow tubular shaped dress in an ornate fabric by Worth with a plunging back, beaded straps, fur trimmed hem & a long train attached at the lower back. She holds a large feather fan

Background imageFabric Collection: A weaver weaving fabric on a loom in a cottage

A weaver weaving fabric on a loom in a cottage. Handcoloured woodcut engraving from The Book of English Trades and Library of the Useful Arts, Phillips, London, 1818

Background imageFabric Collection: Tapestry of Creation. 1st half 12th c. Central detail

Tapestry of Creation. 1st half 12th c. Central detail. Creation of the heaven, earth and animal and vegetal life. Romanesque art. Tapestry. SPAIN. CATALONIA. Gerona

Background imageFabric Collection: New Worshiping of the Beast. Apocalypse of Angers

New Worshiping of the Beast. Apocalypse of Angers
BATAILLE, Nicolas (14th c.). New Worshiping of the Beast. 1372 - 1382. Second Scene of the tapestry number 4 of the series Apocalypse of Angers commissioned by Louis I, Duke of Anjou

Background imageFabric Collection: Cyclamen persicum plant as motif in designs

Cyclamen persicum plant as motif in designs for tapestry, fabric and wallpaper.. Lithograph by Anna Martin with pochoir (stencil)

Background imageFabric Collection: Somebodys Cup of Tea by David Wright

Somebodys Cup of Tea by David Wright An elegant woman takes her breakfast in bed

Background imageFabric Collection: Clown in American Outfit

Clown in American Outfit
A clown wearing an outfit made from stars and stripes fabric (as in the American flag)

Background imageFabric Collection: Social / Night on Town

Social / Night on Town
She wears an evening coat by Worth: oriental cherry blossom fabric, wide full sleeves, fur cuffs & collar. He wears a black tailcoat & white tie

Background imageFabric Collection: Woman / Mode Illustre / 1923

Woman / Mode Illustre / 1923
Barrel-line dress with fold over scarf collar & apron front in an orange & white rose print fabric with a tie belt worn low on the hips. She holds a hat with a broad brim



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