What is this?
Highly graphic, stylized design of Diana the Huntress shooting backward at an antelope, accompanied by running dogs, with other prancing horned animals. A framework of curving elements resembling ironwork unifies the design. Printed in black on a white ground.
Why is this in our collection?
This 1920s printed textile portrays a lyrical arrangement of elongated antelope or gazelles being pursued by the huntress, Diana. Diana, accompanied by running dogs, shoots backward at an antelope surrounded by prancing horned animals while a framework of curving vines unifies the design. The textile was designed by Thomas Lamb and manufactured by the DuPont Rayon Company. The motif is screen printed in black on a white rayon plain weave ground. It is a spectacular textile in its fluid patterning, printing quality, and superb condition. Its three yard length would make it an important exhibit piece for any textile presentation that covers this period.