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Robert Burns bookmark
Description: Stevengraph bookmark containing image of poet Robert Burns, ca. 1862-1889. Thomas Stevens, a weaver in Coventry, England, used a mechanically operated jacquard loom to weave intricate, three-dimensional patterns in silk. He called these creations "stevengraphs." Among the first products he created were silk bookmarks (in 1862). This bookmark features an oval portrait of Robert Burns, a famous Burns quotation, a cottage, and a silk tassel. The silk is primarily gray with black and violet accents. View on Ohio Memory.
Image ID: AL05909
Subjects: Bookmarks; Stevengraph pure silk woven pictures; Jacquard weaving; Stevens, Thomas, 1828-1888; Decorative arts
Places: Coventry (England)