Water-lily textile

Designer Associated Artists American
Cheney Brothers American

Not on view

This piece of "shadow silk" with the water-lily design varies somewhat from the two others in the Met’s collection (28.70.14, 2002.355.2); here a slightly different weaving technique has distorted the warp-printed image even further. The watery look is part of the design’s intended effect: to suggest the movement of leaves and blossoms as they float on the water’s surface.

Water-lily textile, Associated Artists (1883–1907), Silk, printed, woven, American

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