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What is this?

Curtain panel woven in off-white silk with gold metallic wefts which form open vertical stripes. With brocaded squares of yellow, pink, orange and purple densely applied at the top and more sparsely in the lower two-thirds.

This is a textile from United States. It is dated 1963–64 and we acquired it in 1993. Gift of Mr. Eric and Mrs. Sylvia Elsesser, The Trude Guermonprez Archives. This object is currently resting in our storage facility ZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZ

Its medium is

medium: silk, metalized plastic film wrapped around a viscose rayon core, and flat metalized plastic yarns technique: plain weave with discontinuous supplementary weft patterning (brocade) label: silk brocaded with silk and synthetic metallic yarns

Its dimensions are

H x W: 193 x 94 cm (76 x 37 in.)

It is inscribed

Label sewn on bottom left hand corner, "Trude Guermonprez - Handwoven" Handwrittten hanging cardboard tag, "SYNAGOGUE SAMPLE (RODEF SHOLOM) (1963-64)"

This object was woven by Trude Guermonprez and designed by Trude Guermonprez

This object was donated by Eric and Sylvia Elsesser and catalogued by Barbara Duggan

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<ref name=CH>{{cite web |url=http://collection.cooperhewitt.org/objects/18643369/ |title=Textile, "Rodef Shalom synagogue curtain trial", 1963–64 |author=Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum |accessdate=20 September 2014 |publisher=Smithsonian Institution}}</ref>

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