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1915

  • Work on this object began.

1935

  • Work on this object ended.

1985

  • We acquired this object.

2020

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Hanging, Sienna, ca. 1925

This is a Hanging. It was designed by Lydia Bush-Brown. It is dated ca. 1925 and we acquired it in 1985. Its medium is silk and its technique is wax-resist dyed (batik) on plain weave foundation, seamed in center. It is a part of the Textiles Department department.

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

Its dimensions are

H x W: 129.5 x 137.2 cm (51 x 54 in.)

It is signed

Signature: Stylized motif of a beech tree and initials L.B.B. & H. (indicates artist was married to Francis Head when piece was made)

It is inscribed

Label sewn to back left corner "Sienna by Lydia-Bush Brown" with printed address 129 East 10th Street, New York. N.Y. 10003.

Cite this object as

Hanging, Sienna, ca. 1925; Designed by Lydia Bush-Brown (American, 1887–1984); USA; silk; H x W: 129.5 x 137.2 cm (51 x 54 in.); Gift of the Estate of Lydia Bush-Brown Head; 1985-2-4

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