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Colour board


Colour board consisting of a hard board base covered with a black cardboard front, with 140 oval holes for arranging yarn sample cards, designed, made and used by Bernat Klein in his textile design business: British, Galashiels, by Bernat Klein, 1960 - 1980

Museum reference



Fashion and Textiles

Object name

Colour board

Production information

Klein, Bernat, 1922 - 2014, Designer and maker
Galashiels, Selkirkshire, Scotland, Northern Europe


1960 - 1980


Hard board, Cardboard, Cardboard, Mohair

Physical description

Colour board made from hardboard, front of black card with one hundred and forty oval holes cut into the black card, forty-two holes occupied by black card tabs tied with mohair yarn samples of different colours (K.2010.95.493.2 - K.2010.493.43). For location of yarn samples on board see object photograph. Each card tab labelled with handwritten pencil. Board was designed and made by Bernat Klein, used by him in his textile design business.


Klein, Bernat, 1922 - 2014


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