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Sidewall, Petite Safari

This is a Sidewall. It was designed by William Skilling and manufactured by Karl Mann Associates. It is dated 1963 and we acquired it in 1990. Its medium is screen-printed paper. It is a part of the Wallcoverings department.

A fun and whimsical paper for children that would allow them to create their own little safaris. The jungle scene contains images of lions and tigers and monkeys, oh my, all peeking out of or swinging from the dense foliage. The design is rendered in a naïve manner, as might be drawn by a child, and printed in a minimal color palette.

This object was donated by Jacqueline Davidson. It is credited Gift of Jacqueline Davidson.

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Its dimensions are

L x W: 269.5 x 76.5 cm (8 ft. 10 1/8 in. x 30 1/8 in.)

It is inscribed

Printed in right selvedge: "1963 Karl Mann Associates Petite Safari designed by William Skilling"

Cite this object as

Sidewall, Petite Safari; Designed by William Skilling; Manufactured by Karl Mann Associates; USA; screen-printed paper; L x W: 269.5 x 76.5 cm (8 ft. 10 1/8 in. x 30 1/8 in.); Gift of Jacqueline Davidson; 1990-83-1

This object was previously on display as a part of the exhibition The Cooper-Hewitt Collections: A Design Resource.

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