Sample of 1930's Fashion Couching with Beige Cords

Sample of 1930's printed and couched material, probably French. Sample of 1930's printed and couched material, probably French. Courtesy Textile Research Centre, Leiden, acc. no. TRC 2016.2131.

The collection of the Textile Research Centre in Leiden holds a sample (41 x 20 cm) of cotton cloth with a printed design of stylised birds and flowers. What is remarkable is that the spaces between the individual floral and bird designs are filled with a vermicelli design of thick, beige cords that were couched to the ground material. The sample dates to the 1930's and probably derives from France.

The sample is similar to another piece of material in the TRC collection, which however has couching with black cords.

TRC online catalogue (retrieved 30 October 2016).

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