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Tapestry fragment

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The design shows the heads of two women, one with her hand raised in the air. The piece is woven with dark green and brown wool and with brown, yellow and white silk. This piece was rescued from the fire at the factory at the time of the Commune, 1870.

Credit Line

Gift of Frank Gair Macomber

French, Probably 18th century


Overall: 36 x 49.5cm (14 3/16 x 19 1/2in.)

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Medium or Technique

Wool and silk tapestry


Textiles and Fashion Arts