Records of Stoddard International plc, Design Archive, Aztec / Ethnic

Scope and Content

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.

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Conditions Governing Use

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Reproduction subject to usual conditions: educational use and condition of documents

Additional Information

Description compiled in line with the following international standards: International Council on Archives, ISAD(G) Second Edition, September 1999and National Council on Archives, Rules for the construction of personal, place and corporate names

Scotland is the location of all place names in the administrative/biographical history element, unless otherwise stated.

Descriptions compiled by Kirsteen Connor and Elva McLean, Project Volunteers, June 2011.

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