Woven in Pure Silk by Thomas Stevens, Stevengraph Works, Coventry. A Present from the Edinburgh International Exhibition, 1886.

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Display Status:

This object is not on display at the National Air and Space Museum. It is either on loan or in storage.

Data Source

National Air and Space Museum

Restrictions & Rights

Do not reproduce without permission from the Smithsonian Institution, National Air and Space Museum

Manufacturer

Credit Line

Gift of the Norfolk Charitable Trust

Medium

Textile, Woven

Dimensions

  • Mat (H x W): 27.9 × 35.6cm (11 × 14 in.)
  • Unmatted (H x W): 18.4 × 23.2cm (7 1/4 × 9 1/8 in.)

Date

1886

Physical Description

An image of the building used for the 1886 Edinburgh Exhibition woven into silk. A balloon is aloft above the building. The woven image was created using a Stevengraph, invented by Thomas Stevens. This image was woven at the Edinburgh International Exhibition, 1886, and is in the original mat that advertises the Exhibition and Stevengraph Works.

Type

ART-Fabric/Textile

Inventory Number

A20140819000

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