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1928

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1971

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Sidewall, Kairo

This is a Sidewall. It was made by Wiener Werkstätte and manufactured by Maria Likarz-Strauss. We acquired it in 1971. Its medium is machine printed on paper. It is a part of the Wallcoverings department.

Drapery design rendered in a minimal yet embellished fashion creating an elegant imitation. The designer picked out the most salient features of a good drapery: the way the fabric drapes, how the shadows fall on the pleats or folds in the fabric, the way the embellished pattern continues up and over those pleats, to fashion this exquisite design. The pleats appear somewhat rigid, almost to the point of abstraction, but not quite.

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Sidewall, Kairo; Made by Wiener Werkstätte (Austria); Austria; machine printed on paper; 1971-62-6

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

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