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Ribbon of Jacquard-woven silk in blue and ivory with a scrolling leaf design. Blue ground to the outer side of a bold scrolling border of tendril and leaf shapes. Within this border the ground is in white tabby decorated with a thin meandering stem bearing clusters of trefoil leaves. These are delineated by areas of thick weft around areas bound in varied twill, producing a three-dimensional effect. There is a 'pearl edge' of blue weft after a satin selvedge. Label on the back stating the ribbon was exhibited in the 1851 Great Exhibition.

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  • Title: Ribbon
  • Creator: Cox & Co.
  • Date Created: 1846/1855
  • Location: Coventry
  • Physical Dimensions: Length: 9 in, Width: 7 in
  • Provenance: Given by HM Commissioners of the Great Exhibition of 1851
  • Medium: Jacquard-woven silk

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