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Textile, Heirlooms, 1952

This is a Textile. It was designed by Albert John Pucci and produced by Associated American Artists. It is dated 1952 and we acquired it in 2016. Its medium is cotton and its technique is printed. It is a part of the Textiles department.

Heirlooms, created by romantic cubist painter Albert John Pucci, was an early Associated American Artists textile design released by Riverdale Fabrics as part of the Country Fragrance collection in 1953. (1) The design features an assortment of antiques, including oil lamps, porcelain figurines, and elaborately framed mirrors on a blue-green ground.
This design in a red colorway (5826.29.2016) is also presented for consideration.
There are currently two examples of Pucci’s work in the museum’s collection: textiles called Harvest (1994-38-9) and Duck Blind, 1953 (1994-38-11).
(1) Gail Windisch, Sylvan Cole Jr., and Karen J. Herbaugh, Art for Every Home: Associated American Artists, 1934-2000 (Manhattan: Marianna Kistler Beach Museum, Kansas State University, 2016): 204.

This object was donated by American Textile History Museum. It is credited American Textile History Museum Collection.

Its dimensions are

H x W: 135.9 × 118.1 cm (53 1/2 × 46 1/2 in.)

Cite this object as

Textile, Heirlooms, 1952; Designed by Albert John Pucci (American, b. 1920); cotton; H x W: 135.9 × 118.1 cm (53 1/2 × 46 1/2 in.); American Textile History Museum Collection; 2016-35-25

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