A selection of medium and large sized design sketches and design patterns from the 20th century featuring mainly floral Persian patterns and motifs. The majority are based around dark blue and red backgrounds, though a few feature very bright, vivid colours. There are designs by, amongst others, Mayers & Woodhouse, Kidderminster and one or two consist of several pieces of paper. Most items feature design names and numbers. A few of the designs also feature pattern numbers in the form of 2 or 3 letters (eg. '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.
Records of Stoddard International plc, Design Archive, Traditional Persians Flowing
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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 Michelle Kaye, Project Assistant, August 2011.