Vintage Wall Art Deco
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 23.5 x 43cm (w x h)
Please note the print can be hung landscape or portrait.
Deco Point Paper
Origin: Bradford, UK
Deco (ref ESS 1313) was drawn up from a sketch ref 1031 at public designers Bentley Walbank, Bingley, West Yorkshire. We do not know who the artist or end customer was but the initials A.B reference the point paper painter and initials B.H was a clue to who had cut the cards. The design was read twice for the 2 x 288 hook jacquard engines to create a star motif.
E&S Smith chose a 1/4 weft sateen ground weave in the white area with two weave variations for the red wings. The smaller background areas had a 2/1 warp satin and the wings to the front of the motif were 4/1 warp satin. Details in the design book state that the warp was an end/end lay-up made of Vincel, a type of viscose with a cotton regular flat yarn and slub.
The Northrop loom had two Bradford made Samuel Dracup Jacquards above it. The harness had a set of 96 ends per inch with 8 repeats across the 48-inch width. To make a square star motif 6x6 -inch the 192 pattern weft cards were set with a 32 pick per inch gear.