Seeing the fabric itself, I quickly concluded that it was not in any of the photographs that I had seen of St Christopher's Church. The colours were vibrant, and the 'white background' seemed to be more like silver. I wonder where in the church this fabric would have been? I have just come across a postcard of the church in 1904 where there is a curtain across the top window, maybe this is a curtain of the fabric?
|St Christopher's Church postcard c.1904|
The V&A have added photographs of the damask that are better than mine, but they have photographed the damask with the 'IHS' back to front!
|Luther Hooper silk damask|
made for St Christopher's Church
T.35-1953, Victoria & Albert Museum