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What is this?

Balanced plaid in dark brown, dark green, yellow and off-white ("Curry" colorway).

Why is this in our collection?

In an attempt to help complete his idea of an American life-style, Wright also designed textiles. The tablecloth represents one of his patterns, Modern Spice, which was produced by Simtex. It was included in Better Homes and Garden in May 1951, and the advertisement offers it in two colorways: Paprika and Curry, which seen here. It was also manufactured in two sizes: 52 x 52 and 52 x 70. The ad also refers to Wright’s and Simtex’s “Good Design” distinction, bestowed upon them by the Museum of Modern Art as part of their Good Design series.    Modern Spice is a fairly intricate pattern where four bands of color intersect to create a total of ten different tones, including four main colors... more

This is a tablecloth from United States. It is dated ca. 1950 and we acquired it in 2011. Gift of George R. Kravis II. This object is currently resting in our storage facility ZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZ

Its medium is

medium: cotton technique: twill weave

Its dimensions are

Warp x Weft: 111.8 x 122.6 cm (44 in. x 48 1/4 in.)

It is inscribed

Sewn-in label: "Made Right in America"

This object was manufactured by Simtex Mills and designed by Russel Wright

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