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What is this?

Length of woven fabric with a brown ground and a bold pattern of orange flames and swirling gold clouds of rising smoke forming paisley-like forms; salamanders move among the flames. Le Feu is one of a series of silks representing the four elements (earth, air, fire and water) exhibited at the Exposition Internationale des Arts Decoratifs, Paris, 1925.

This is a textile from France. It is dated ca. 1924 and we acquired it in 1931. Gift of Anonymous Donor. This object is currently resting in our storage facility ZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZ

Its medium is

medium: warp: mercerized cotton? weft: viscose rayon technique: compound satin weave label: viscose rayon compound satin on mercerized cotton warp

Its dimensions are

H x W: 201.9 x 128 cm (79 1/2 x 50 3/8 in.)

This object was manufactured by Tassinari & Chatel and designed by Yvonne Clarinval

This object was catalogued by Barbara Duggan and donated by Unknown

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