16 Soviet Fabrics Of The 20s – 30s

Soviet Fabrics Of The 20s – 30s

Posted on April 2, 2011 by team

Soviet Union had a great number of weaving mills. Here are some interesting fragments of the Soviet fabrics of the 20s and 30s . This is for example, a volt shawl, 1929.

Across the network:


Armure, 1931.

Printed cotton ( chintz), 1927.


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16 Responses to “Soviet Fabrics Of The 20s – 30s”

  1. ras_Orion says:

    Where they took LSD?

  2. John from Kansas says:

    Very nice textile graphics. Thanks for posting.

  3. Left SR says:

    A history of the early U.S.S.R. in fabric. All the major themes are covered.

    • SovMarxist1924 says:

      Isn’t it interesting? Notice the regimentation in the 30s when Stalinism was in full force and the suprematist point of view in the “decorative sateen 20s and 30s” near the bottom.

  4. Otis R. Needleman says:

    Interesting. Wonder how many were wearing those fabrics when they died in Stalin’s famine, during his purges, or in his GULAG.

  5. Musa says:

    Npw this is different, great post thanks ER.

  6. gaby says:

    next we’ll have a pictorial about the looms used to produce these fabrics

  7. Arvid Blomerus says:

    Öh.. Celebrating the products of the ultra-socialist dream even in fabrics…

    Sort of shows the kind of reatrds people were back then.

    Our neighbor here in Helsinki (in 1980) was a welder in a shipyard. He had the red LADA, the sideburns, the heavy eye glasses and he used to bring us those horrible chockolate cakes with the text “mocba” on the case. If I remember correctly, the price was printed on the case.

    He must have had curtains made of that kind of fabric.

    (By the way, the other neighbour worked as a driver to move LADAs from the port to the sale facilities. They used to have a race who would be first there on 1st gear flat out. Man, those LADA engines could take punishment.)

  8. Ekaterin says:

    I think some of the prints ae superb, I would love the long 20s style dress with the “Armure, 1931″ or “Industry. Chintz, 1930″. That would be so stylish!

  9. Mike says:

    These are wonderful prints. The colors and patterns make current fabrics seem boring. I’d love to have a Hawaiian shirt made of any of these!

  10. Jan D. says:

    If a fashiondesigner would use these, it would be a hit !

  11. pee says:

    these are incredible. there’s modernism and geometric/abstract styles decades before they were ‘invented’. the Transport. Printed cotton, 1927, tractor, and Decorative chintz, 1924-1925 are particularly great.

  12. Mme. Hardy says:

    These are wonderful pictures. Thank you very much. Would you object if I tried to reproduce some on Spoonflower — not for profit and with full credit to you, of course?

  13. elmey says:

    These are fantastic. I wonder how widespread their use was. Do you know if any of the actual fabric still exists or only the pictures?

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