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carpet fragment

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Fragment of carpet with the 'Habick and Teazel' design, woven in brown and green, of a dried teasel head and a metal hook, or habick, within a geometric pattern. This carpet was designed by Marian Pepler, manufactured by I. and C. Steel & Co., Banbury and supplied by Russell Furnishings Ltd. to the Clothworkers' Company in 1958.
Object type: carpet fragment
Object number: 3/1983

More Information:

Detailed Description: +/-

Title/Model: Habick and Teazel (design name)
Physical Description:
Rectangular woven wool carpet sample with a repeating design of seven sided shapes, alternatedly striped and plain. In this sample the design includes a teazel (plant) and a habick, (a tool used by clothiers in dressing cloth).
Materials & technique: woven wool
Dimensions: Length 67cm
Width 46cm

History: +/-

Date: 1958 (manufactured)
Period: Twentieth century (1900-1999)
Artist/Maker Names: Marian Pepler (designer)
Artist/Maker Names: I and C Steel and Co (manufacturer)
Artist/Maker Names: Russell Furnishings Limited (supplier)
Place: Banbury, Oxfordshire, England (manufactured)
Object History:
This carpet was supplied by Russell Furnishings Ltd to the Clothworkers' Company for the perimeter of their new Livery hall. Habicks are metal hooks used for stretching the cloth taut, and teazels were traditionally used for raising the nap (the raised surface of cloth). Teazles and habicks were both incorporated in the coat of arms of the Clothworkers Company.
Display Labels:
Label text, Geffrye Museum, date unknown:
Carpet Fragment with Habick and Teazel Design by Marian Pepler, Made by I and C Steel & Co of Banbury and Supplied by Russell Furnishings Ltd to the Clothworkers' Company in 1958.
References:
Rosamond Allwood and Kedrun Laurie, R D Russell, Marian Pepler (London: Inner London Education Authority, 1983)

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