Paisley Shawl Designs

Archive Collection

Scope and Content

A collection of 27 mounted boards with hand-drawn designs for shawls, featuring the Kashmir cypress cone or 'Paisley' pattern.

Administrative / Biographical History

These designs would have been transferred to woodblocks for the printing of shawls. The designs would have been devised by freelance designers or in-house by a shawl manufacturer for sale to manufacturers.

Designs were brought together as a teaching aid by T C Campbell Mackie, a lecturer at the GSA from 1921-1950 and head of the Design & Crafts Department from 1932-1945.

Conditions Governing Access

Glasgow School of Art Archives and Collections are open for research by appointment.

Physical Characteristics and/or Technical Requirements

The designs are on paper and mounted onto a total of 26 boards. Many boards contain more than one design.

Archivist's Note

Description adapted from Scottish Textile Heritage Online website by Susannah Waters, Archivist, Glasgow School of Art, May 2011.Archives Hub description updated by Carrie Skinner, Logjam Project Officer, September 2011. Item level descriptions added by Michelle Kaye, Archives and Collections Assistant, January 2013. Archives Hub description updated by Michelle Kaye, Archives and Collections Assistant, January 2013.

Appraisal Information

This material has been appraised in line with Glasgow School of Art Archives and Collections standard procedures.

Custodial History

Gifted to the GSA library in c1949 by T C Campbell Mackie.

Related Material

DC 080 comprises very similar Paisley shawl designs.

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