Flora [II]

Flora [II]

c. 1925-30

Josef Frank

(Swedish, born Austria, 1885-1967)

designer

Haus & Garten

(Austrian, est. 1925)

manufacturer

Plain weave cotton, loom width, printed

Overall: 50.7 x 127 cm (19 15/16 x 50 in.)

Educational Purchase Fund 1937.185

Fun Fact

Frank enjoyed sketching wildflowers; he called this pattern “Pepi” after his childhood nickname.

Description

Also affectionately called Pepi’s Flora after Josef Frank’s childhood nickname “Pepi,” this design depicts imaginary wildflowers concocted by Frank. The whimsically placed yet tightly packed flowers are meant to evoke flowers in the background as well as the borders of French tapestries.

See also
Collection: 
Textiles
Department: 
Textiles
Type of artwork: 
Textile

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