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1970

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1979

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Textile, Peonies

This is a Textile. It was designed by D.D. Tillett and Leslie Tillett. It is dated 1970–1979 and we acquired it in 2015. Its medium is cotton and its technique is screen printed on plain weave. It is a part of the Textiles department.

The lush roundness of peonies is captured in the painterly brushstroke-like application of white pigment. The elegant use of red outlining mimics the traces of color on a white peony, while giving clarity and definition to the design.

This object was donated by Seth Tillett and Nicole Rauscher. It is credited Gift of Seth Tillett and Nicole Rauscher.

Its dimensions are

H x W: 248.3 × 147 cm (97 3/4 × 57 7/8 in.)

Cite this object as

Textile, Peonies; Designed by D.D. Tillett and Leslie Tillett; cotton; H x W: 248.3 × 147 cm (97 3/4 × 57 7/8 in.); Gift of Seth Tillett and Nicole Rauscher; 2015-16-2

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