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Sample, Limelight

This is a Sample. It was produced by Jack Lenor Larsen Incorporated. It is dated 1959 and we acquired it in 1959. Its medium is cotton, rayon, jute, metallic and its technique is warp float patterning. It is a part of the Textiles department.

This object was featured in our Object of the Week series in a post titled Larsen in the Limelight.

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Its dimensions are

Warp x Weft: 43 x 28 cm (16 15/16 x 11 in.)

Cite this object as

Sample, Limelight; Produced by Jack Lenor Larsen Incorporated (United States); USA; cotton, rayon, jute, metallic; Warp x Weft: 43 x 28 cm (16 15/16 x 11 in.); 1959-99-5

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