Giraffe

Brief description

Fabric sample featuring stylised giraffes on a background of grey and green diamonds, Sylvia Chalmers, 1951.

Date

1951

Dimensions

height: 45in
width: 58in

Organisation

Stead McAlpin
Stockman

More details

This cotton textile featuring stylised giraffes was designed by Sylvia Chalmers for Stockman in 1951. After the drab colours of the Second World War, textile manufacturers offered British consumers a range of bright, modern fabrics that avoided traditional or historical references. Spiky designs and strong colour contrasts became fashionable. Fabrics such as this were especially popular with younger customers.

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