Giraffe

Giraffe

Brief description
Fabric sample featuring stylised giraffes on a background of grey and green diamonds, Sylvia Chalmers, 1951.
Dimensions
height: 45in
width: 58in
Organisation
Stead McAlpin
Stockman
Person
Chalmers, Sylvia
Label Text
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War, textile manufacturers offered British consumers a range of bright, modern fabrics that avoided traditional or historical references.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.
Date
1951
Type
Textile
Name
BADDA1273