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1920

  • Work on this object began.

1935

  • Work on this object ended.

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  • We acquired this object.

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Hanging, Air

This is a Hanging. It was designed by Lydia Bush-Brown and made by Lydia Bush-Brown. It is dated late 1920s–early 1930s and we acquired it in 1985. Its medium is silk and its technique is wax resist (batik) on plain woven silk with overtwisted yarns. It is a part of the Textiles department.

It is credited Gift of the Estate of Lydia Bush-Brown Head.

Its dimensions are

H x W: 168 x 85 cm (5 ft. 6 1/8 in. x 33 7/16 in.)

It is signed

Signature: L.B.B. and H.

It is inscribed

Paper label sewn to back: 'Air'

Cite this object as

Hanging, Air; Designed by Lydia Bush-Brown (American, 1887–1984); USA; silk; H x W: 168 x 85 cm (5 ft. 6 1/8 in. x 33 7/16 in.); Gift of the Estate of Lydia Bush-Brown Head; 1985-2-3

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