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Barron & Larcher 1932  Phyllis Barron (1890-1964) et Dorothy Larcher (1882-1952)  they worked together until 1930, cutting blocks from wood or lino and printing on cottons, linens, velvets and silks for furnishing and dress. They made positive prints with natural dyes and also used the discharge (bleach) method; after 1930 they introduced synthetic dyes to their production. In their designs, Barron tended towards geometrical patterns and Larcher to plant motifs.

Barron & Larcher Winchester length from The Fell Dining Room, Girton College, Cambridge. Designed by Phyllis Barron and Dorothy Larcher, hand block and discharge printed indigo on a natural linen ground with a geometric design.

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Tela Africana

Garra cotton indigo cloth from Sierra Leone, Africa. Made using the tie and dye method.


Suzani / Dowry Embroidery Nurata/ Shakhrisyabz Silk on cotton with bokhara couching, and tambour stitches. Date - Esther Fitzgerald Rare Textiles

Cotton and silk embroidered Phulkari shawl with abstract design, Punjab, India, 20th c.

'Phulkari' embroidery with abstract design - Punjab, India - century - woven cotton, embroidered with surface satin, stitched in silk threads

Sven Markelius for Knoll Textiles. Pythagoras. Introduced 1953. Linen and cotton, screen-printed

Textile: Pythagoras, designed by Sven Markelius, printed by Ljungbergs Textiltryck AB, Sweden, printed linen.

Graphic Blue & White pattern on 100% South African Cotton

Handprinted by a woman's cooperative in South Africa. The women use potatos as their printing tools, and take great pride in their craft. Graphic blue & white pattern,on South African Cotton.