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What is this?

Length of woven wool with columns of fine vertical lines broken by rows of inverted triangles and heart-like shapes in beige with touches of pale green on a black ground (faded to dark brown in some areas).

This is a textile from Austria. It is dated 1904 and we acquired it in 1985. Museum purchase through General Acquisitions Endowment Fund.

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Its medium is

medium: wool technique: plain weave with complementary wefts label: wool plain weave with complementary wefts

Its dimensions are

H x W: 100.3 x 61.3 cm (39 1/2 x 24 1/8 in.)

This object has been tagged:

This object was designed by Josef Hoffmann and produced by Johann Backhausen & Söhne

This object was purchased from Galerie Ruf and fund: General Acquisitions Endowment

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<ref name=CH>{{cite web |url= |title=Textile, "Notschrei (Cry for Help)", 1904 |author=Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum |accessdate=18 December 2014 |publisher=Smithsonian Institution}}</ref>

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