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1948

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Window Blind Sample (USA), ca. 1953

This is a Window blind sample. It was designed by Dorothy Wright Liebes and woven by Dorothy Wright Liebes. It is dated ca. 1953 and we acquired it in 1972. Its medium is synthetic yarn and chenille, gold metallic cord, painted reeds and its technique is plain weave with spaced, unpaired warps. It is a part of the Textiles department.

This object was featured in our Object of the Week series in a post titled Enhancing the View.

It is credited Gift of the Estate of Dorothy (Liebes) Morin.

Its dimensions are

Warp x Weft: 25.5 x 9.5 cm (10 1/16 x 3 3/4 in.)

It is inscribed

#3340 c. 1953 Dorothy Liebes

Cite this object as

Window Blind Sample (USA), ca. 1953; Designed by Dorothy Wright Liebes (American, 1897–1972); synthetic yarn and chenille, gold metallic cord, painted reeds; Warp x Weft: 25.5 x 9.5 cm (10 1/16 x 3 3/4 in.); Gift of the Estate of Dorothy (Liebes) Morin; 1972-75-124

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