Under Ekvatorn (Beneath the Equator)

Under Ekvatorn (Beneath the Equator)

1941

Josef Frank

(Swedish, born Austria, 1885-1967)

designer

Svenkst Tenn Svenkst Tenn

(Swedish, est. 1924)

manufacturer

Plain weave bleached linen, loom width, printed

Overall: 192.4 x 127 cm (75 3/4 x 50 in.)

The Harold T. Clark Educational Extension Fund 1954.202

Fun Fact

All the flowers depicted in this design are imaginary flowers created by Josef Frank.

Description

Though this pattern is titled Under Ekvatorn or Beneath the Equator, the design and textile were both produced in Sweden. Frank’s use of brightly colored flowers on a black background suggests a warm equatorial environment brimming with vitality.

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