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Sample Book

This is a Sample book. It is dated mid-19th century. Its medium is fabric covered board, paper, wool samples. It is a part of the department.

Etro founder Gerolamo Etro began a life-long fascination with paisley in 1968, and, with his wife, Roberta, collected antique shawls and sample books, such as this one, as inspiration for their clothing and home collections.

It is credited Courtesy of Etro.

Its dimensions are

H x W x D (closed): 60.5 × 44.5 × 13.6 cm (23 13/16 × 17 1/2 × 5 3/8 in.)

This object was previously on display as a part of the exhibition Paisley.

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<ref name=CH>{{cite web |url=https://www-6.collection.cooperhewitt.org/objects/2318795527/ |title=Sample Book |author=Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum |accessdate=6 December 2022 |publisher=Smithsonian Institution}}</ref>