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Textile, Cairo, 2015

This is a Textile. It was produced by Knoll Textiles. It is dated 2015 and we acquired it in 2015. Its medium is 38% recycled solution-dyed nylon, 32% rayon, 30% cotton and its technique is jacquard woven. It is a part of the Textiles department.

Cairo features a design of finely drawn concentric diamonds, inspired by the wrappers worn by the Kalabari people of the Niger River delta. It also incorporates a weave effect that replicates the drawn-thread embroidery used to create those textiles.

This object was donated by Knoll Textiles. It is credited Gift of Knoll Textiles.

Its dimensions are

H x W: 330.2 × 144.5 cm (10 ft. 10 in. × 56 7/8 in.)

Cite this object as

Textile, Cairo, 2015; Produced by Knoll Textiles (United States); 38% recycled solution-dyed nylon, 32% rayon, 30% cotton; H x W: 330.2 × 144.5 cm (10 ft. 10 in. × 56 7/8 in.); Gift of Knoll Textiles; 2015-30-5

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