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Collection Crafts Study Centre
Weaver Ethel Mairetīs Workshop
Description Hand-woven jacket with long sleeves, collar, two pockets, and four round buttons with looped buttonholes. Weft stripes of varying width in red, blue, yellow, green and dark brown. The collar, front opening and cuffs are edged in bands of indigo.
Id Number Current Accession T.74.7
Location Creation Site Ditchling, Sussex, UK
Subject woven textiles, jacket, costume
Measurements 64.8 centimetres - Length is measured from the base of the neck to the bottom hem.
Material eri silk
Dye madder, indigo, weld
History The hand-woven fabric of the jacket was exhibited as a length in the Paris International exhibition of 1925. It was subsequently exhibited at the Three Shields Gallery in London and bought by Muriel Rose circa 1924. The length was made into a jacket under the direction of Ethel Mairet. The buttons were made by Ethel Mairet's brother Frederick Partridge.
Rights Owner Managed by the Crafts Study Centre.
Style Period Period 1920s
Technique hand-dyeing and -weaving
Process Loosely woven eri silk. 24 picks per inch 24 ends per inch Warp: cream Weft: stripes of varying width in red (madder), blue (indigo), yellow (weld), green and dark brown.

 

 

 

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