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1942

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1945

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Jungle Camouflage, M1942

This is a Jungle camouflage. It was designed by Norvell Gillespie. It is dated 1942–1945 and we acquired it in 1969. Its medium is cotton and its technique is hand block printed. It is a part of the Textiles department.

Abbott Thayer’s theory of “disruptive patterning” was the basis for the Frog Skin or 5-color jungle camouflage that was developed by the U.S. military during World War II, and was most widely used by the Marines in the Pacific theater. Its designer was a horticulturist, and the garden editor for the San Francisco Chronicle.

It is credited Gift of Edith Adams .

Its dimensions are

H x W: 91.4 × 30.8 cm (36 in. × 12 1/8 in.)

Cite this object as

Jungle Camouflage, M1942; Designed by Norvell Gillespie ; USA; cotton; H x W: 91.4 × 30.8 cm (36 in. × 12 1/8 in.); Gift of Edith Adams ; 1969-130-1

In addition to Duro Olowu Selects, this object was previously on display as part of the exhibition Saturated: The Allure and Science of Color.

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