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1905

  • Work on this object began.

1917

  • Work on this object ended.

1984

  • We acquired this object.

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Textile, Bluette, ca. 1912

This is a textile. It was designed by Atelier Martine and made for Paul Poiret. It is dated ca. 1912 and 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 and catalogued by Gillian Moss. It is credited Gift of Louise Dushkin.

Our curators have highlighted 3 objects that are related to this one.

Its dimensions are

Warp x Weft: 146 x 76 cm (57 1/2 x 29 15/16 in.) Repeat H x W: 56 x 76 cm (22 1/16 x 29 15/16 in.)

Cite this object as

Textile, Bluette, ca. 1912; Designed by Atelier Martine ; France; cotton warp, linen weft; Warp x Weft: 146 x 76 cm (57 1/2 x 29 15/16 in.) Repeat H x W: 56 x 76 cm (22 1/16 x 29 15/16 in.); Gift of Louise Dushkin; 1984-136-1

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