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Woven Collection

Background imageWoven Collection: Welsh Girls in Traditional Costume 1908

Welsh Girls in Traditional Costume 1908
A group of seven Welsh girls in traditional costume. One of them holds a large doll on her lap, and three are holding baskets

Background imageWoven Collection: Chukchi Warrior in Armor

Chukchi Warrior in Armor
A Chukchi warrior of north- eastern Siberia, in a remarkable suit of armour apparently made from woven reeds. His wife and child admire him

Background imageWoven Collection: Suffragette W. S. P. U Sash Votes for Women

Suffragette W. S. P. U Sash Votes for Women
Womens Social & Political Union sash, in the colours of purple, white and green. White background with border edging of purple and green, dark green lettering

Background imageWoven Collection: Suffragette W. S. P. U Ribbon Badge

Suffragette W. S. P. U Ribbon Badge
Suffragette badge in purple, white and green grosgrain ribbon, with Votes for Women woven into the middle white section. Issued by the Womens Social & Political Union

Background imageWoven Collection: Norway - Kautokeino - Sami People

Norway - Kautokeino - Sami People

Background imageWoven Collection: Suffragette W. S. P. U Sash Votes for Women

Suffragette W. S. P. U Sash Votes for Women
Sash produced for the Womens Social & Political Union, in the colours of purple, white and green. The sash is made in a heavy woven cotton material with white central panel and borders

Background imageWoven Collection: Design for Woven Textile, art deco style

Design for Woven Textile, art deco style
Design for Woven Textile in art deco style. Gouache on heavy paper. Silver Studio. 1933

Background imageWoven Collection: Advert for Ribana pure wool bathing suits 1931

Advert for Ribana pure wool bathing suits 1931
Multiform and multicolour for a multitude of tastes.... Ribana swimming suits for women, men and children are finely woven from soft Austrralian wool in a wide variety of styles and colours

Background imageWoven Collection: Japanese Geisha playing a Traditional Shamisen

Japanese Geisha playing a Traditional Shamisen
Japanese Geisha in her home playing a Traditional Shamisen Date: circa 1904

Background imageWoven Collection: Messina - Italy - A Donkey carrying turnips

Messina - Italy - A Donkey carrying turnips
The quayside at Messina - Italy - A Donkey carrying turnips in side pannier bags Date: circa 1910s

Background imageWoven Collection: Lady Bathers - British - Bathing Chairs

Lady Bathers - British - Bathing Chairs
Studio photograph (postcard) of wonderful basketwork bathing chairs occupied by smoking female bathers about to take a dip

Background imageWoven Collection: Palm-wine tapper climbing a palm tree, Senegambia

Palm-wine tapper climbing a palm tree, Senegambia
Naked palm-wine tapper climbing a date palm using a rope to collect a gourd full of sap, Senegambia, 18th century. A man gives instruction to the tapper. A negro ascending a palm tree for its wine

Background imageWoven Collection: Traditional costume - Women of Lake Como region of Lombardy

Traditional costume - Women of Lake Como region of Lombardy, Italy (from Esino Lario, near Varenna). Date: circa 1909

Background imageWoven Collection: Kashmiri women wearing Kashmiri shirts with baskets of reeds

Kashmiri women wearing Kashmiri shirts with baskets of reeds
Kashmir - three young Kashmiri women wearing Kashmiri shirts and with baskets of reeds on their heads. The reeds are used for repairing the roofs of their homes Date: 1986

Background imageWoven Collection: Tapestry panel

Tapestry panel
Flemish verdure tapestry panel depicting a woodland scene with birds, foliage, two castles, a bridge and a stream. It was probably woven in Oudenarde in c.1640

Background imageWoven Collection: Angeli Laudantes Tapestry

Angeli Laudantes Tapestry
A tapestry woven for Eton College Chapel in 1905, from a Burne-Jones design in 1894, depicting two angels playing their harps, standing amongst flowers

Background imageWoven Collection: White Star Line - First Class tartan deck blanket

White Star Line - First Class tartan deck blanket with woven White Star Line to one corner. 63 x 65 inches. Date: 20th century

Background imageWoven Collection: RMS Corsican and RMS Olympic, silk postcards

RMS Corsican and RMS Olympic, silk postcards Date: early 20th century

Background imageWoven Collection: Courtine Linings Advertisement

Courtine Linings Advertisement
Advertisement for Courtine Linings. Promoting the sale of well fitted dress clothes and suits woven by Courtaulds. Image shows a very well dressed Lady and Gentleman coming from a car

Background imageWoven Collection: Women working in cramped conditions spinning yarn. Date: 1883

Women working in cramped conditions spinning yarn. Date: 1883

Background imageWoven Collection: Elaborate woven reed huts in Sinoe County, Liberia

Elaborate woven reed huts in Sinoe County, Liberia, West Africa. Date: 1905

Background imageWoven Collection: Comic postcard, Little girl with Reserved chair for a friend Date: 20th century

Comic postcard, Little girl with Reserved chair for a friend Date: 20th century

Background imageWoven Collection: Man and woman of Vienna, Austria, 1818

Man and woman of Vienna, Austria, 1818. She carries a basket of wares to sell. Handcoloured copperplate engraving from Mary Anne Vennings A Geographical Present being Descriptions of the Principal

Background imageWoven Collection: Man and woman of Jagga or Chaga, Africa, 1818

Man and woman of Jagga or Chaga, Africa, 1818
Man and woman of Jagga, from the kingdoms of Monoemugi and Caffraria, Africa, 1818. Chaga people of Tanzania with woven skirts, bow, quiver and arrows, basket

Background imageWoven Collection: Man and woman of Congo, Africa, 1818

Man and woman of Congo, Africa, 1818
Man and woman of Congo or Lower Guinea, Africa, 1818. The man wears a conical hat, and the woman a striped shawl and skirt

Background imageWoven Collection: Mandinka man playing a balafon with sticks

Mandinka man playing a balafon with sticks
Mandinka man playing a balafon or gourd xylophone with sticks. In the background, men sit outside a hut or granary near a river. A negro playing on the balafo

Background imageWoven Collection: Metalwork and woven items from Senegambia, 18th century

Metalwork and woven items from Senegambia, 18th century
Forged metalwork and woven items from Senegambia, 18th century. Horses bit, spade and napha or portfolio. After Rene Claude Geoffroy de Villeneuves l Afrique, Paris, 1814

Background imageWoven Collection: Woman of Senegambia beating cotton, 18th century

Woman of Senegambia beating cotton, 18th century. She beats the raw cotton instead of carding it. She sits on a wooden bench in front of a thatched hut

Background imageWoven Collection: Farmers and hunters in ancient Germanic peoples

Farmers and hunters in ancient Germanic peoples. Hunters wear short woven tunics, the farmers are naked apart from a short cape. The farmers hold a hoe and jug. From Philipp Kluvers Germania Antiqua

Background imageWoven Collection: Italian fan or Ventarola of the late 16th century

Italian fan or Ventarola of the late 16th century
Italian woven straw fan or Ventarola A, noble Venetian woman in a shell cloak B, noble Venetian C, and noble Genoan D. After paintings in a famous costume book by Jost Amman

Background imageWoven Collection: Woven hammock used by the Island Carib or

Woven hammock used by the Island Carib or Kalinago people, West Indies. Handcoloured copperplate engraving from Giulio Ferrrarios Costumes Antique and Modern of All Peoples

Background imageWoven Collection: Native Americans of Nootka

Native Americans of Nootka. Nootka man with tattooed brow and nose ring, men and women in woven hats, animal-skin cloaks, earrings and facial piercings, and baby in papoose

Background imageWoven Collection: Araucanian Mapuche or Moluche leader with tunic and axe

Araucanian Mapuche or Moluche leader with tunic and axe, women in woven dresses, and cavalry with spear and pennant. Handcoloured copperplate engraving by Verico from Giulio Ferrrarios Costumes

Background imageWoven Collection: View inside a floor cloth factory, Knightsbridge, SW London

View inside a floor cloth factory, Knightsbridge, SW London
View inside the Smith and Baber floor cloth factory, Knightsbridge, SW London, showing the drying room. Date: 1842

Background imageWoven Collection: Stork with baby in pram on a greetings postcard

Stork with baby in pram on a greetings postcard. Date: circa 1890s

Background imageWoven Collection: Christmas and New Year card in the shape of a basket

Christmas and New Year card in the shape of a basket, open to reveal a cryptic message inside in the form of a pictogram. (2 of 2) Date: circa 1890s

Background imageWoven Collection: Traditional customs, Portugal

Traditional customs, Portugal -- people in the open air, working on a large weaving frame. Inset top left is a large building, the Grand Hotel Central. Date: circa 1900s

Background imageWoven Collection: Lidded Wicker Basket Date: 1880

Lidded Wicker Basket Date: 1880

Background imageWoven Collection: Rose Basket Cake Date: 1935

Rose Basket Cake Date: 1935

Background imageWoven Collection: Sarape Design Date: 1890

Sarape Design Date: 1890

Background imageWoven Collection: WOOLLEN SWIMWEAR 1940

WOOLLEN SWIMWEAR 1940
Bikini composed of brassiere top & short-style briefs are made of closely woven navy wool edged in Hyacynth. Slotted sash waistband and zip pockets add interest. Date: 1940

Background imageWoven Collection: WEAVING IN SANDWICH SHOP

WEAVING IN SANDWICH SHOP
Sandwich woven fabric being made in the weaving shop of Josper Peanson and Staff, Sandwich, Kent. Date: circa 1930

Background imageWoven Collection: The Butter, Brooms and Basket Market, Bayeux, France

The Butter, Brooms and Basket Market, Bayeux, France
The Butter, Brooms and Basket Market, Bayeux, Normandy, France. Date: circa 1910s

Background imageWoven Collection: Indian carpet factory - 2

Indian carpet factory - 2
A man squats on the floor to put the finishing touches to an Indian rug in a carpet factory in Jaipur, India Date: 1987

Background imageWoven Collection: Indian carpet factory - 1

Indian carpet factory - 1
A man squats on the floor to put the finishing touches to an Indian rug in a carpet factory in Jaipur, India Date: 1987

Background imageWoven Collection: Fisherman, wicker lobster pot, Seaton

Fisherman, wicker lobster pot, Seaton
A fisherman wearing a fishermans smock and cap, mends his nets using a net shuttle on the pebble beach at Seaton, Devon. He sits on a wickerwork lobster pot beneath the cliffs

Background imageWoven Collection: Side chair

Side chair
One of a set of three chairs in imitation rosewood, with carved rope twist top rails, scrolled crossbars and woven rush seats, c.1815-1820. Date: c.1815-1820

Background imageWoven Collection: Somalian Warriors - Somalia

Somalian Warriors - Somalia (at this stage under Italian occupation). Date: circa 1930s



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