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Textile panel: "Swordsmen"

Rectangular cream silk panel block-printed by hand from linoleum blocks with design of swordsmen in profile alternating with aloe-like plants. Border design of spikey plants. Machine-stitched pulled thread hem. Condition: fair; some small splits and surface soil (from washing)


Designed and printed by Brents Carlton (American, 1903-1962)

Credit Line

Gift of Jessie B. Carlton and Carrie Carlton Helser

American, 1926–27

Object Place

United States

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Medium or Technique

Block-printed silk


Textiles and Fashion Arts