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What is this?

Length of printed cotton with an all-over fine linear design in black on a white ground. The figures seem to be inspired by hieroglyphs.

This is a textile from United States. It is dated 1947 and we acquired it in 1973. Gift of Max Finkelstein. This object is currently resting in our storage facility ZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZ

Its medium is

medium: cotton technique: screen printed on plain weave

Its dimensions are

H x W: 236.2 x 381 cm (7 ft. 9 in. x 12 ft. 6 in.)

This object was manufactured by Laverne International, Ltd. and designed by Alvin Lustig

This object was donated by Max Finkelstein

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