Textile, ca. 1924 Medium: warp: mercerized cotton? weft: viscose rayon Technique: compound satin weave. Gift of Anonymous Donor. 1931-1-14.
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.