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Wey

A work made of indigo discharge block printed cotton.

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  • A work made of indigo discharge block printed cotton.

Date:

Design c. 1883, made 1883–1917

Artist:

Designed by William Morris (English, 1834–1896)
Produced by Morris & Co., London (English, 1875–1940)
Merton Abbey, London (English, 1881–1940)

About this artwork

This example of We may not have been finished, as the other printed cotton versions have yellow and pinkish-red colors that were applied over the initial treatment of indigo discharge printing, which is seen
here. The discharge technique employs a bleaching agent to selectively remove color from a fabric that has been dyed solid blue. This design was also made as a printed velveteen.

Status

Currently Off View

Department

Textiles

Artists

William Morris (Designer) , Morris & Co. (Producer) , Merton Abbey Works (Printer)

Title

Wey

Places

England (Object made in), London (Object made in), Merton Abbey Works (Object made in), Great Britain (Object made in)

Dates

Copyrighted 1883 , Made 1883-1917

Medium

Indigo discharge block printed cotton

Inscriptions

Selvage: [4]49 OXFORD STREET

Dimensions

177.8 × 121.9 cm (70 × 48 in.)

Credit Line

Gift of Crab Tree Farm Foundation

Reference Number

2018.829

Extended information about this artwork

Object information is a work in progress and may be updated as new research findings emerge. To help improve this record, please email . Information about image downloads and licensing is available here.

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