Wandle

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Acquired in 1953 (the spelunker thinks)

artist
Morris, William
attributions_note
bibliography
Parry, Linda, ed. William Morris. London: Philip Wilson Publishers Limited, 1996. 384 p., ill. ISBN 0856674419
collection_code
T&F
credit
Given by Mrs Lucius Grubbins
date_end
1888-12-31
date_start
1879-01-01
date_text
ca. 1884 (made)
descriptive_line
dimensions
Length: 160.1 cm, Width: 96.5 cm
edition_number
event_text
exhibition_history
gallery
historical_context_note
historical_significance
history_note
id
17859
label
last_checked
2014-08-29T20:29:50.000Z
last_processed
2014-08-29T20:29:50.000Z
latitude
52.883289
location
In Storage
longitude
-1.97685
marks
materials
cotton
materials_techniques
Indigo-discharged and block-printed cotton
museum_number
CIRC.427-1953
museum_number_token
circ4271953
object_number
O13508
object_type
Furnishing fabric
on_display
original_currency
original_price
physical_description
place
England
primary_image_id
2006AC7225
production_note
production_type
public_access_description
William Morris called this pattern 'Wandle'. He named it after the river that ran through his Merton Abbey Works 'to honour our helpful stream'. It contained the soft water that plays an important part in dyeing textiles. Morris spent many years trying to perfect the ancient art of indigo discharge printing. The technique involves dyeing the whole length of fabric in the indigo blue vat. The design is then printed onto it using bleaching agents of various strengths. The dye in the bleached areas is then washed away and the pattern emerges. This example shows the 'Wandle' pattern after its first application before other colours are added. The white areas are fully discharged. The pale blue shows the areas where a weaker form of discharging agent has been used.
related_museum_numbers
rights
3
shape
site_code
slug
wandle-furnishing-fabric-morris-william
sys_updated
2014-08-20T00:00:00.000Z
techniques
block printing
title
Wandle
updated
vanda_exhibition_history
year_end
1888
year_start
1879