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What is this?

Two vertical columns across pattern width, with bowls of fruit resting on flower filled cornucopias which arise from columns. Rose-red warp; yellow weft.

This is a textile from France. It is dated 1925 and we acquired it in 1990. Museum purchase from Au Panier Fleuri Fund and through gift of various donors. This object is currently resting in our storage facility ZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZ

Its medium is

medium: silk technique: damasseé, 7&1 satin and 1/3 twill

Its dimensions are

Warp x Weft: 175.1 x 132.1 cm (5 ft. 8 15/16 in. x 52 in.) Repeat H x W (pattern unit): 61.5 x 64 cm (24 3/16 x 25 3/16 in.)

It is inscribed

Woven on each selvedge, "N.2 'SELECTION' Andre Mare"

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