Furnishing fabric off-cut, circa 1955-1960. Designed by John Rodriquez, an influential Australian textile designer from the 1950s to 1970s. Screen printed by hand.

In the early days of his business in 1954, John Rodriquez used a 36 inch wide duck fabric. He continued using this type of fabric for about two years - he was able to buy small quantities and the supply was regular. Contemporary textile designs such as Frances Burke also used this fabric. However, the duck was too stiff to hang well, and the established market overseas was for 48 inch fabrics. Around 1956 he was able to find a supply of 48 inch cotton. The original width of HT 12387 is unknown, as it is an off-cut.

Physical Description

Two-tone mid-brown abstract design on white background, featuring lines intersected by sphered, and a waved pattern behind.


See Narrative 'John Rodriquez Textile Collection'.

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