Photograph of artwork: 'From bills and paper? to fashion and silk' by Sue Burton
- Held At: Hertfordshire Archives and Local Studies
- Title: Photograph of artwork: 'From bills and paper? to fashion and silk' by Sue Burton
- Description: "My inspiration was the bundle of bills, particularly the shape of the bundle and textures of the paper edges. I chose silk fabric as the Radcliffe's trading base in the 18th century was Aleppo, which was connected to the Silk Route. I decided to make a fashionable and practical item for ladies of the period. The bag is made of red silk, cotton-lined, with silk strips hand-stitched in layers to reflect the separate documents held together in the bundle. The fraying of the silk echoes the visible effects of age and wear on the paper documents."
Inspired by Acc 3237
- Date: 2015
- Extent: 1 digital item
- Format: Photograph, digital
- Accession Number: Off Acc 1857
- Document Reference: HALS/TT2/1/15
- Level: File
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