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What is this?

Parabolic shapes arranged as an abstract floral, with solid and dotted lines as stems. Printed in black, blue, and chartreuse on a printed brown background; areas of the white ground cloth left as part of the pattern.

This is a textile from United Kingdom. It is dated 1951 and we acquired it in 1992. Gift of Eddie Squires. This object is currently resting in our storage facility ZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZ

Its medium is

medium: acetate (warp), viscose rayon (weft) technique: screen printed on 7&1 satin foundation

Its dimensions are

H x W: 311.8 x 127.6 cm (122 3/4 x 50 1/4 in.) Repeat H x W: 67.3 x 60.3 cm (26 1/2 x 23 3/4 in.)

Eddie Squires was the donor and Lucienne Day was the designer of this object.

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<ref name=CH>{{cite web |url=http://collection.cooperhewitt.org/objects/18639911/ |title=Textile, "Calyx", 1951 |author=Smithsonian Cooper-Hewitt, National Design Museum |accessdate=18 April 2014 |publisher=Smithsonian Institution}}</ref>

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