Nets-and-bubbles textile

Designer Associated Artists American

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This fabric, which features a Japanesque pattern of fishnets and bubbles, may have been designed to coordinate with Associated Artists’ swimming-carp pattern. Like the carp fabric it is highly reminiscent of Japanese stencil designs and has been realized by the discharge-printing method. Yet, although at first glance this fabric appears to be a typical all-cotton twill-weave light blue denim, it is actually a more elegant smooth-faced satin textile with a cotton warp and a silk weft.

Nets-and-bubbles textile, Associated Artists (1883–1907), Silk and cotton, woven and printed, American

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