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A quilt cover. Polychrome wool patterning on a yellow tabby woven wool ground; made from three equal sized pieces of hand woven fabric. The front has three columns of patterning, floral and foliate motifs, flowers in vases and other unidentified motifs, all framed by light blue stripes amidst a black 'ground'. A line of nine black chicken motifs worked towards the top. Worked in supplementary weft, using beige, red, blue, green, turquoise and black woollen yarns. Tufts of yarn, in blocks, applied to the top of the quilt cover. Full-width opening at the bottom edge, which is decorated with applied macramé fringing, in blocks of colour. Damage to several areas of the textile, and evidence of former insect damage on the back.
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Length: 158 centimetres
Width: 126 centimetres
- Curator's comments
- Eth Doc1869: Dimitrije Mitrinovic (1887-1953) was a Serbian philosopher who made a collection of Balkan (and other) textiles while living in London (1916 until his death); see Eu1993,08.1 to 31 (Balkan textiles), As1993,25.1 to 4 (Turkish textiles) and As1993,26.1 to 6 (Chinese and Indian textiles). The New Atlantis Foundation, established to ensure the survival of his work, wish that the donation be known as the 'Mitrinovic Collection'.
For further discussion, see Eu1993,08.21.
For similar quilt-covers and bolster-covers see Eu1993,08.21, Eu1999,02.1-4, and Eu2004,02.13 and 14.
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- Acquisition notes
- Text from Eth Doc 1869: Some of the early textiles were acquired by Dimitrije Mitrinovic at auction etc. whilst living in London in the 1930s. Others were bought by friends who visited Yugoslavia in the 1950s. Some of the textiles were displayed at Ditchling Museum, West Sussex in the late 1980s. Text on labels attached to some of the textiles were written by the Trustees of the New Atlantis Foundation and the Ditchling Museum's curator, with outside specialist advice.
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