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1905

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1917

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Textile, Bluette

This is a Textile. We acquired it in 1984. Its medium is cotton warp, linen weft and its technique is screen printed on plain weave. It is a part of the Textiles department.

Paul Poiret hired untrained girls to work in his school, École Martine. Encouraging them to sketch their innocent impressions of plants and animals, Poiret turned the drawings into popular drapery, carpet, and wallcovering designs.

This object was featured in our Object of the Day series in a post titled Bluette by Atelier Martine.

This object was donated by Louise Dushkin.

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Textile, Bluette; France; cotton warp, linen weft; 1984-136-1

This object was previously on display as a part of the exhibition Esperanza Spalding Selects.

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