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Sample, Gemstones, 1954

This is a Sample. It was designed by Alexander Hayden Girard and produced by Herman Miller Furniture Company and manufactured by Orinoka Mills. It is dated 1954 and we acquired it in 1969. Its medium is 36% spun rayon, 45% metallic plastic, 9% cotton, 10% rayon and its technique is twill weave with supplementary weft patterning. It is a part of the Textiles department.

This object was donated by Alexander Hayden Girard. It is credited Gift of Alexander H. Girard.

Its dimensions are

Warp x Weft: 30.5 x 30.5 cm (12 x 12 in.)

It has the following markings

Herman Miller Paper label attached to lower right corner.

Cite this object as

Sample, Gemstones, 1954. 36% spun rayon, 45% metallic plastic, 9% cotton, 10% rayon. Gift of Alexander H. Girard. 1969-165-52.

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