Dress fabric | Calico Printers' Association | Manchester, England, 1933 | Printed silk georgette. Fabric is printed with repeat of flowers and stems in white, red and green, on a black and white background. Floral printed fabrics held a prominent place in every smart woman's wardrobe in the 1930s | VA Museum, London
Ikat from East Sumba, IndonesiaHinggi kawuru (pahudur). 'Blue Sumba' (handspun). Named not after largest motif, but after most important: andung (skull tree). Large naga (dragons), ayam (cocks), buaya (crocodiles). Pagi-sore: top and bottom different.