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Sample Book (Vietnam)

Pattern book from Vietnam, c. 1920. Pattern book from Vietnam, c. 1920. Copyright Victoria and Albert Museum, London, acc. no. FE.104-1997.

A book (76 x 42 cm) with samples and patterns from c. 1920 now in the Victoria and Albert Museum, London, derives from Vietnam and was used by the firm of Nam-Quat. It was probably used to show customers the wide range of embroidery products (cloth; threads) and designs that could be commissioned from the firm. The final page of the book contains silk satin samples in twelve different colour ways.

Source: WEILL, Cynthia (2005). 'The rich history of Vietnamese embroidery'. Available here (retrieved 28 March 2017).

V&A online catalogue (retrieved 28 March 2017).

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