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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.)

This object was designed by Lucienne Day

This object was donated by Eddie Squires

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