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Furnishing Fabric - John Rodriquez, Inca, circa 1960s Reg. No: HT 12383
- Off-cut of furnishing fabric, circa 1950s. Designed by John Rodriquez, an influential Australian textile designer from the 1950s to 1970s. Screen printed by hand.
In the early days of his business in 1954, John Rodriquez used a 36 inch wide duck fabric. He continued using this type of fabric for about two years - he was able to buy small quantities and the supply was regular. Contemporary textile designs such as Frances Burke also used this fabric. However, the duck was too stiff to hang well, and the established market overseas was for 48 inch fabrics. Around 1956 he was able to find a supply of 48 inch cotton.
- Dark brown and black pattern of brown and white stripes, overlaid with geometric shapes. On white sailcloth/duck. A large square section has been cut out of one side.
- Acquisition Information:
- Donation from Ms Patricia Rodriquez, 2006
|Dimensions:||1108 mm (Height), 1232 mm (Width)|
|Dimension Comment:||A large section has been cut out of this fabric, creating a five-sided piece. In addition to the length and width measurements above, the three sides of the gap where the section was removed measure 69.8, 59.7 and 39.9 cm.|
|Tagged with:||fabric designs, textiles, screen printing, handcrafts, furnishings|
|Themes this item is part of:||John Rodriquez Textile Collection, Clothing & Textiles Collection, Domestic & Community Life Collection|
|Primary Classification:||MANUFACTURING & INDUSTRY|
|Inscriptions:||Text: DESIGN INCA AN ORIGINAL HANDPRINT BY Rodriquez.|
|Artist:||John Rodriquez, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia, 1965-1975|
|Place & Date Made:||Melbourne, Victoria, Australia, 1965-1975|
Photocopies of old issues of Home Beautiful which display John's fabric designs have been offered by the donor.
Newspaper cuttings showing clothes made from Rodriquez-designed fabrics.