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Embroidery Sample (USA)

This is a Embroidery sample. It is dated 1930–39 and we acquired it in 1977. Its medium is viscose rayon, acetate, gelatin sequins. It is a part of the Textiles department.

The luxurious fabric of this sample, accented with gold and translucent cellulose acetate sequins, is composed of two different materials: overtwisted rayon, used to produce the crepe texture, and acetate, with which its soft hand would have ensured the effortless drape of this proposed design.

It is credited Gift of David Glickman.

Its dimensions are

H x W: 46 x 27.3 cm (18 1/8 x 10 3/4 in.)

Cite this object as

Embroidery Sample (USA); viscose rayon, acetate, gelatin sequins; H x W: 46 x 27.3 cm (18 1/8 x 10 3/4 in.); Gift of David Glickman; 1977-81-11

This object was previously on display as a part of the exhibition Plastics.

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