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1960

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1991

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Textile (Italy)

This is a Textile. It is dated ca. 1960 and we acquired it in 1991. Its medium is polyester and its technique is plain weave with supplementary warps. the fabric was woven with the striped supplementary warps attached to the plain weave in areas in a 4&1 satin weave and left floating in the back. the floats were cut off and the fabric was embossed to create the fin. It is a part of the Textiles department.

It is credited Museum purchase through gift of Marion K. Morgan and from General Acquisitions Endowment, Sarah Cooper-Hewitt, and Eleanor G. Hewitt Funds.

Its dimensions are

Warp x Weft (both selvedges present): 103.5 x 119 cm (40 3/4 x 46 7/8 in.) Repeat H: 46.5 cm (18 5/16 in.) Arrangement of shapes repeats once across width with no relation to the stripes.

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Textile (Italy); polyester; Warp x Weft (both selvedges present): 103.5 x 119 cm (40 3/4 x 46 7/8 in.) Repeat H: 46.5 cm (18 5/16 in.) Arrangement of shapes repeats once across width with no relation to the stripes.; Museum purchase through gift of Marion K. Morgan and from General Acquisitions Endowment, Sarah Cooper-Hewitt, and Eleanor G. Hewitt Funds; 1991-90-5

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

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