This sample book was a marketing tool; it contains swatches of fabric made by the Manchester manufacturing firm of Benjamin and John Bower. The samples on this page are woven with a very fine cotton warp and single, silk weft
Embroidered Hanging Date: late century Geography: Made in, probably Hildesheim, Lower Saxony, Germany Culture: German Medium: Silk on linen, painted inscriptions Dimensions: 63 x 62 in. x cm) Classification: Textiles-Embroidered Accession Number:
Victoria and Albert Museum: "Block-printed cotton, wide floral stripes, dense black-and white narrower stripe filled in with flowers and wider cream stripe with floral sprigs, used as lining or cheaper furnishing"
1771 British Sample Bound pages: 8 x 4 in.- of Captain Nicholson on the brigantine Havannah. made by the Manchester manufacturing firm of Benjamin and John Bower, represent the type of inexpensive cloth mixtures of linen and cotton- MET