Records of Stoddard International plc, Design Archive, Tree of Life Persian

Scope and Content

Tree of Life refers to a stylised tree with a shape similar to that of a cypress, or sometimes a single stalk with mirrored rows of leaves on each side of it. In essence, a vertical trunk with horizontal branches. The Tree of Life manifests itself in various ways in these designs, including a more rigid structure in some patterns, and in others, a feathery effect. These patterns all date from the 20th century. Many designs 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/201/5/5/1-2), 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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