See more objects with the color dimgrey darkslategrey dimgrey slategrey grey or see all the colors for this object.

Object Timeline

1987

  • Work on this object began.

1989

  • We acquired this object.

2013

2015

2019

2022

  • You found it!

Textile, Srinagar

This is a Textile. It was designed by Zandra Rhodes and company: Osborne and Little. It is dated 1987 and we acquired it in 1989. Its medium is cotton and its technique is screen printed on plain weave. It is a part of the Textiles department.



Textile and fashion designer Zandra Rhodes is known for her outrageously colorful prints. Many of her feminine designs are combined with the spikes, holes, and safety pins emblematic of the punk era. Here, she uses a series of spikes to demarcate her paisley pattern, giving a sharp edge to a usually soft shape.

This object was donated by Zandra Rhodes. It is credited Gift of Zandra Rhodes.

Its dimensions are

Warp x Weft: 505 x 151.5 cm (16 ft. 6 13/16 in. x 59 5/8 in.) Repeat H: 80.1 x 147.5 cm (31 1/2 x 58 1/16 in.)

It is inscribed

Printed on left un-printed margin: " TOP "SRINAGAR" DESIGNED BY Zandra Rhodes c FOR OSBORNE AND LITTLE c SCREEN PRINTED IN SWITZERLAND COPYRIGHT MCMLXXXVII "

Cite this object as

Textile, Srinagar; Designed by Zandra Rhodes (British, b. 1940); England; cotton; Warp x Weft: 505 x 151.5 cm (16 ft. 6 13/16 in. x 59 5/8 in.) Repeat H: 80.1 x 147.5 cm (31 1/2 x 58 1/16 in.); Gift of Zandra Rhodes; 1989-40-2

This object was previously on display as a part of the exhibition Paisley.

There are restrictions for re-using this image. For more information, visit the Smithsonian’s Terms of Use page.

For higher resolution or commercial use contact ArtResource.

If you would like to cite this object in a Wikipedia article please use the following template:

<ref name=CH>{{cite web |url=https://collection.cooperhewitt.org/objects/18632737/ |title=Textile, Srinagar |author=Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum |accessdate=27 September 2022 |publisher=Smithsonian Institution}}</ref>