Article the week - number sixty-one - Rustica by Edinburgh Weavers
In 1962 Raymond Charles' woodcuts of animals were printed as furnishing fabric by Edinburgh Weavers.
The company was started in 1928 by James Morton as an experimental offshoot of Morton Sundour Fabrics. By the middle of the century the company was working with artists and designers to create fabrics that were the epitome of taste and fashion. This particular piece is of four of the animals from the collection of eight by designer Raymond Charles. The remaining four are heron, cow, snipe and fox, as can be seen on the Victoria and Albert Museum's site.