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1952

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1995

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2012

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Textile, Pagan Magic

This is a Textile. It was designed by Aaron Bohrod and produced by Riverdale Fabrics and made for Associated American Artists. It is dated 1952 and we acquired it in 1995. Its medium is cotton and its technique is screen printed on plain weave. It is a part of the Textiles department.

It is credited Museum purchase from General Acquisitions Endowment Funds.

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Its dimensions are

H x W: 153.7 x 120.7 cm (60 1/2 x 47 1/2 in.)

It is inscribed

(printed in selvedge) A Riverdale Fabric 'PAGAN MAGIC' Created by Aaron Bohrad of Associated American Artists 1952 A Color Tested Fabric Best Obtainable Vat Dyes Shrunketized

Cite this object as

Textile, Pagan Magic; Designed by Aaron Bohrod (American, 1907–1992); USA; cotton; H x W: 153.7 x 120.7 cm (60 1/2 x 47 1/2 in.); Museum purchase from General Acquisitions Endowment Funds; 1995-48-2

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