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  • Object type

  • Museum number

    Eu1983,01.19

  • Description

    A long textile length, most likely made for use as curtain fabric or similar interior furnishing. Chain stitch embroidery (machine?) on a brown twill woven wool ground. [Ground in two sections: 69 cms, full weaving width, plus 22.5 cms.] A meandering tree motif with numerous different flowers: multicoloured wools. Some of the grey outline markings visible where embroidery incomplete. One warp end turned and slip stitched; the other is raw. The patterning continues to each warp end, indicating a commercial length. The patterning has five repeats.

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  • Date

    • 1900-1930 (source: Eth Doc 1789)
  • Production place

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  • Materials

  • Technique

  • Dimensions

    • Length: 338.5 centimetres
    • Width: 89.5 centimetres
  • Curator's comments

    For donor's note on his father's collection, see Eu1983,01.1.

  • Acquisition name

  • Acquisition date

    1983

  • Acquisition notes

    These 24 pieces (Eu1983,01.1-24) form part of a collection of some 106 items (textiles and painted wood boxes) obtained by the donor's father, the artist Ervin Bossanyi, in the villages of southern Hungary between about 1900 and 1930, although some of the items may be earlier in date. Some 60 pieces were given to the Türr Istvan Museum in Baja, south Hungary, at the donor's request; the remainder was divided between the British Museum and the donor's family. See Eth Doc 1789 for full details of acquisition.

  • Department

    Britain, Europe and Prehistory

  • Registration number

    Eu1983,01.19

  • Additional IDs

    • Eth Doc 1789, no. 96

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