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1968

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1969

  • We acquired this object.

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Sidewall, Malabar, 1968–69

This is a Sidewall. It was manufactured by Woodson Wallpapers, Inc.. It is dated 1968–69 and we acquired it in 1969. Its medium is screen printed. It is a part of the Wallcoverings department.



Credited with bringing pure, vivid color to wallpaper, Woodson Wallpapers upended the trend of pastel colors for walls. This vibrant paisley pattern on a black ground would bring an effervescent energy to any interior.

This object was donated by Woodson Wallpapers, Inc.. It is credited Gift of Woodson Wallpapers, Inc..

Its dimensions are

138.5 x 76 cm (54 1/2 x 29 15/16 in.)

It is inscribed

Printed in right selvedge: "Malabar" Handprinted A Woodson Wallpaper.

Cite this object as

Sidewall, Malabar, 1968–69; Manufactured by Woodson Wallpapers, Inc. ; USA; screen printed; 138.5 x 76 cm (54 1/2 x 29 15/16 in.); Gift of Woodson Wallpapers, Inc.; 1969-54-1

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

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