William Kilburn Floral Silk Chiffon Scarf

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This silk chiffon scarf from Fox & Chave features the work of Dublin-born William Kilburn (1745-1818), a botanical artist, engraver, and a designer and printer of calico. As a young man he served as an apprentice in a calico-printing factory in Lucan. He then moved to London where he was employed by naturalist William Curtis to make illustrations for Flora Londinensis.

Kilburn went on to purchase a calico-printing factory. Despite successfully petitioning Parliament to copyright textile designs, rival firms continually imitated his patterns. Kilburn’s designs are exceptionally inventive. They include intricate botanical forms – flowers, foliage, ferns, roots, seaweeds, and algae.


100% silk chiffon

Hand rolled hems

Dimensions: 180cm x 55cm