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Textile, Hindustani

This is a Textile. It was designed by Piero Dorazio and produced by Associated American Artists. It is dated 1954 and we acquired it in 2016. Its medium is cotton and its technique is printed. It is a part of the Textiles department.

Hindustani appears to be the only textile design created for Associated American Artists by Piero Dorazio, the Italian-born artist who helped to found the Institute of Contemporary Art in Philadelphia. In this design, which is uncharacteristically complex in comparison to the other Signature Fabrics, rows of horseback riders and antlered animals are printed in brown, yellow-green and grey-blue on white.
This design in this colorway is represented in the museum’s collection (1994-38-13).

This object was donated by American Textile History Museum. It is credited American Textile History Museum Collection, museum purchase through gift of anonymous donor.

Its dimensions are

H x W: 228.6 × 90.2 cm (7 ft. 6 in. × 35 1/2 in.)

Cite this object as

Textile, Hindustani; Designed by Piero Dorazio (Italian, 1927–2005); cotton; H x W: 228.6 × 90.2 cm (7 ft. 6 in. × 35 1/2 in.); American Textile History Museum Collection, museum purchase through gift of anonymous donor; 2016-35-18

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