Vintage Wall Art Mitre
Printed on high quality 300grm Tinatone grosso tex card and supplied unframed.
Accompanied with a document explaining origin and history of the design.
Overall size 32 x 46cm (A3).
Internal image dimension 30 x 39cm (w x h)
Mitre Point Paper
Origin: Bradford, UK
Mitre (ref: ESS 572) design was created in 1953 by furnishing fabric weaver E&S Smith, when they were based in Keighley, West Yorkshire.
The Mill’s head designer, Mr Strutt, painted the point paper. The Mill founder, Mr Edward Smith who was a very hands on technician and an accomplished artist, may have drawn the sketch and cut the 398 perforated loom cards. These loom cards transferred the pattern via the Samuel Dracup 304 hook jacquard engine to the Northrop, 4 colour shuttle looms below. The harness link was a straight tie on a very coarse warp endage setting at 32 ends per inch. The Mill fabric width was 48 inches for weaving drapery.