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Sample of machine woven cotton cloth decorated using the batik method. The cloth is divided into three triangular sections. The central section is decorated with a camel, donkey, bird, three angels and flowers. The other sections are primarily decorated with climbing flowering vines, song birds and buildings. The patterns are formed in blue, brown and yellow. The cloth is unhemmed.
Length: 90 centimetres
Width: 60 centimetres
- Curator's comments
Charles Beving was a Manchester textile producer who collected extensively in West Africa to inform his own designs. This sample is an example of one of the textiles produced as a result of his collection. These textiles were then sold back to the African market.
The motifs on this cloth have been copied from an earlier, Javanese, batik cloth in the Beving Collection; see As1934,0307.51
- Not on display
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- Africa, Oceania and the Americas
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- Additional IDs
Miscellaneous number: Af1933A1019