Peter Francis | Margaret Bide Collection, Antiques & Fine Art | Lot 1

Red and cream early Welsh tapestry narrow loom blanket in ch...





Red and cream early Welsh tapestry narrow loom blanket in checkered design. 211 x 176cm approx.

Provenance Margaret Bide Collection.

Margaret Bides interest in the Welsh woollen Industry was ignited after studying textiles in Farnham College of Art. She became a lecturer and department head at the university and a respected authority on her subject, but her fascination for weaving led her to Wales.

The Margaret Bide collection of woven textiles was amassed over a period of over fifty years. Many of the blankets are undyed and appear in the cream and black of the sheep in the Welsh fields, others have the inclusion of indigo and other natural dyes. Most were produced by hand on narrow width looms in the 19th and early 20th Century.
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Has multiple small (2cm and less) holes and two minor stains.

Auction Date: 12th May 2021 at 9:30am

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12th May 2021 9:30am (Lots 1 to 600)