Napkin, ca. 1900
The composition of this napkin celebrates the natural resource of water, giving life to the grass and trees through their roots and to the fish swimming around this textile’s border. The Tree of Life was a common motif in the visual language of art nouveau, popular for its symbolism of strength, rebirth, and beauty. This textile depicts nature as an active and connected ecosystem, with trees and plants central to the story.
This object was
It is credited
Gift of Suzanne McIntire.
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Its dimensions are
H x W: 38.8 × 37.5 cm (15 1/4 × 14 3/4 in.)
Cite this object as
Napkin, ca. 1900; linen; H x W: 38.8 × 37.5 cm (15 1/4 × 14 3/4 in.); Gift of Suzanne McIntire; 2018-32-2
This object was previously on display as a part of the exhibition Botanical Expressions.