17 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.

Armure, 1931.

Printed cotton ( chintz), 1927.

Bright cotton, 1927.

Transport. Printed cotton, 1927.

Industry. Crepe, 1930.

A tractor. Printed cotton, 1930.

Industry. Chintz, 1930.

Collectivisation. Decorative cotton, the 20s.

A tractor. Decorative sateen, the 20s.


A steam engine. Printed cotton, 1927-1930.

Skaters. Flannel, 1930.

Printed cotton for the countries of Central Asia, 1927-1930.

Collectivisation. A chintz shawl, 1928-1930.

Decorative printed cotton, 1927-1930.

Сhintz, the 20s – 30s.

The same.

The USSR is 15! Printed cotton, the 30s.


Seeding machines. Chintz, 1930.

Armure, the 20s – 30s.

Printed cotton, the 30s.

The 8th of March. Chintz, the 20s – 30s.

Printed cotton, the 20s – 30s.

Decorative chintz,  the 20s – 30s.

The same.

Aquatic sport. Printed cotton, 1930.

Decorative chintz, 1924-1925.


Mechanization. Printed cotton, 1933.

A village society. Chintz, the 20s.

Pioneers. Twill, the 30-s.

Aquatic sport. Flannel, the 20s – 30s.

A chintz shawl,  the 20s – 30s.

USSR. Maya,  the 20s – 30s.

Decorative sateen,  the 20s – 30s.

Marine. Decorative sateen,  the 20s – 30s.

Skaters. Flannel,  the 20s – 30s.

Stepping pioneers. Armure, the 20s.


Cotton picking. Decorative sateen, the 30s.

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17 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?

  14. Steve Rasin says:

    Hello. Does anyone know where I can find examples of these for sale? Is anyone reproducing these designs? Who owns the designs? I am a collector and would like to acquire good examples. Thanks in advance.

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