Aztec refers to the style and culture of the Nahuatl-speaking peoples of late Pre-Columbian central Mexico that flourished c1400-1520 CE, and in this instance designs are inspired by such. Despite this title there would appear to be a number of design patterns that might be more correctly described as being Persian in style. Designs all appear to date from the 20th century. Many designs in this drawer feature pattern numbers in the form of 2 or 3 letters (e.g. 'LEC' or similar), and as such, can potentially be cross-referenced with two design studio record books titled 'Letter Books' (Catalogue reference STOD/201/8/5/1-2), often revealing further information such as dates and designers.
This description is part of the Design Archive which is divided into the 142 sections, each with its own separate description.