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Textile panel

Square panel of heavy cotton crepe, (full loom width with unfinished ends), block-printed and painted (brush-dyed). Main field in overall checkerboard pattern of alternating sunbursts and abstract landscape with palm tree (?), in muted tones of gray, rose/pink, blue, ochre, yellow and dark...

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Purchased at Sturbridge Vintage Textile Fair by Susan Ward, September 2000; Purchased by the MFA, December 13, 2000

Credit Line

Museum purchase with funds donated anonymously

French (Paris), early 20th century

Object Place

Paris, France


102 x 90 cm (40 3/16 x 35 7/16 in.)

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Medium or Technique

Cotton (?) crepe, block-printed and painted (brush-dyed)


Textiles and Fashion Arts