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Napkin (Germany), ca. 1904

This is a Napkin. It was designed by Peter Behrens and manufactured by S. Frankel. It is dated ca. 1904 and we acquired it in 2002. Its medium is cotton and its technique is damask, 7&1 satin. It is a part of the Textiles department.

This object was donated by Torsten Broehan. It is credited Gift of Torsten Bröhan.

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Its dimensions are

Warp x Weft: 36.2 x 34.9 cm (14 1/4 x 13 3/4 in.)

It is inscribed

Initials "E" "K" embroidered in one corner

Cite this object as

Napkin (Germany), ca. 1904; Designed by Peter Behrens (German, 1868–1940); cotton; Warp x Weft: 36.2 x 34.9 cm (14 1/4 x 13 3/4 in.); Gift of Torsten Bröhan; 2001-20-2

This object was previously on display as a part of the exhibition Energizing the Everyday: Gifts From the George R. Kravis II Collection.

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