Textile sample book

Made:
1835-1860

Textile sample book, around 1835, containing samples of printed cotton fabric.

Textile printers created books like this to record the designs they created. They stuck in a small sample of each style and gave it a number. They often also recorded details about the customer, or the dye receipe used to print the design.

Details

Category:
Archive
Object Number:
YA1996.2838/3
Materials:
paper and textile
type:
textile sample book
taxonomy:
  • object genres
credit:
Gift of B L Dearn