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Textile, Puppet Ballet, 1953

This is a Textile. It was produced by Associated American Artists. It is dated 1953 and we acquired it in 2017. Its medium is cotton and its technique is printed. It is a part of the Textiles department.

Jacqueline Groag was one of only a few Associated American Artists designers with technical training in textile arts. As such, her creations reflected a sophisticated understanding of colors and repeats, as well as the fabrics’ intended use in three-dimensional formats. (1)
Puppet Ballet, which appeared inside the front cover of the April-May 1954 Vogue Pattern Book (2), features toy-like figures whose bodies are constructed from geometric shapes. The design is predominantly line drawn in black on a beige ground, with the occasional puppet part accented in orange, yellow, black, or white.

This object was donated by American Textile History Museum. It is credited American Textile History Museum Collection.

Its dimensions are

H x W: 236.2 × 88.9 cm (7 ft. 9 in. × 35 in.)

Cite this object as

Textile, Puppet Ballet, 1953; Produced by Associated American Artists (United States); cotton; H x W: 236.2 × 88.9 cm (7 ft. 9 in. × 35 in.); American Textile History Museum Collection; 2017-24-1

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