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Piece

Date:
late 19th century
Culture:
Russian
Medium:
Cotton
Dimensions:
L. 27 x W. 24 1/2 inches 68.6 x 62.2 cm
Classification:
Textiles-Printed
Credit Line:
Gift of The United Piece Dye Works, 1936
Accession Number:
36.90.816
Not on view
Colorful Russian designs such as this were popular in France, possibly for their distinctive Russian-Asian exoticism. They were produced in villages dedicated to textile manufacture, where every able-bodied inhabitant was employed in this local industry. A label on the length of fabric records medals for the manufacturer at Paris in 1867 and 1882 and at the Pan-Russian Exhibition in Nizhni Novgorod in 1896. Colorfastness was an important development and won a medal for one of the leading Russian manufacturers, Ludwig Rabenek, at Moscow in 1891.
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