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Length of dress fabric from the American Indian series

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Overall pattern of shades of blue, brown, and gray geometric forms, based on Native American motifs, including a knife sheath (printing is slightly off-register). Selvedge reads "Roshanara Crepe -- Mallinson's silk de luxe"


Ex-collection Walter Mitschke, New York; by descent to Ethel B. Adams Waldorf; between 1985-90, gift of Waldorf to her neice Joan Brancale, Hingham, MA; gift of Brancale to the MFA (Accession date: December 31, 2008)

Credit Line

Gift of Robert and Joan Brancale

American, about 1927

Object Place

New York, New York, Untied States


Height x width: 18 x 36 in. (45.7 x 91.4 cm)

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Medium or Technique

Silk plain weave (crepe); printed


Textiles and Fashion Arts


Textiles, Printed