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Drawing, Designs for Woven Paisley

This is a Drawing. We acquired it in 1909. Its medium is brush and orange-pink, yellow gouache, graphite on brown oiled translucent paper. It is a part of the Drawings, Prints, and Graphic Design department.



Pattern drawers would first draft their paisley designs onto plain paper, usually in gouache. The pattern would then be transferred onto point paper, a type of specialized graph paper for planning weaving drafts, before being turned over for production.

This object was donated by Eleanor Garnier Hewitt and Sarah Cooper Hewitt.

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Drawing, Designs for Woven Paisley; brush and orange-pink, yellow gouache, graphite on brown oiled translucent paper; 1909-13-102

This object was previously on display as a part of the exhibition Paisley.

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