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Fatima

Fatima

c. 1925-30

Josef Frank

(Swedish, born Austria, 1885-1967)

designer

Haus & Garten

(Austrian, est. 1925)

manufacturer

Plain weave cotton, loom width, block printed

Overall: 76.8 x 137.8 cm (30 1/4 x 54 1/4 in.)

Educational Purchase Fund 1937.188

Fun Fact

This pattern includes fourteen discernable types of flowers.

Description

Inspired by English cotton chintz patterns, Josef Frank created several designs for cotton textiles used as clothing. Fatima was likely meant for summer evening gowns due to the cotton’s light weight. The design’s vibrant floral motifs in intricate arrangements would have made a fresh and fashionable impression without overemphasizing the pattern’s geometry.

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

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