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Textile, Elephants

This is a Textile. It was manufactured by Bianchini-Férier, Inc.. It is dated 1924. Its medium is patterned weave, jacquard loom; silk.

Elephants, sea creatures, and other natural elements not native to France or the United States, seen in these textiles designed by Raoul Dufy for Bianchini-Férier, suggest the widening design sources invoked not only in textiles but by designers in general in the 1920s.

It is credited Lent by The Cleveland Museum of Art, Purchase from the J. H. Wade Fund, 1926.557.

Our curators have highlighted 2 objects that are related to this one.

  • Object ID #907130243
  • silk, twill weave; screen printed.
  • Lent by The Art Institute of Chicago, Gift of Robert Allerton, 1924.184.
  • 34.2016.5

Its dimensions are

L x W: 251.8 × 96.8 cm (8 ft. 3 1/8 in. × 38 1/8 in.)

This object was previously on display as a part of the exhibition The Jazz Age: American Style in the 1920s.

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