British commitment to artist textiles was remarkably successful into the 1950s. Despite political crisis and economic depression from the First World War onwards, textile manufacturers were not deterred.
This Is Tomorrow 1954-1960s Hammet Prints Ltd
Above, left: Gerald Wilde Screen printed silk fashion textile, John Mearchant & Co, London 1944
This textile design was originally shown at a 1944 Cotton Board exhibition and subsequently displayed at the Victoria and Albert Museum's exhibition "Britain Can Make".
Above, right: Pablo Picasso "Carnet II" Screen printed cotton furnishing textile, Bloomcraft Fabrics Inc,, New York 1963
Derived from a series of drawings and paintings Picasso made of his "muse" and second wife Jacqueline Roque.