Antscha - Yellow and Green

Antscha - Yellow and Green

c. 1925-30

Josef Frank

(Swedish, born Austria, 1885-1967)

designer

Haus & Garten

(Austrian, est. 1925)

manufacturer

Plain weave paired cotton warp and unbleached linen weft, loom width, block printed

Overall: 72.4 x 128.9 cm (28 1/2 x 50 3/4 in.)

Educational Purchase Fund 1937.180

Fun Fact

This textile was produced in at least two different colorways.

Description

With a title derived from a feminine Hungarian name, the Antscha pattern shows Josef Frank’s early use of long sinuous vines. Another example of the same textile (1937.181) exists in pink and blue, suggesting that pattern colors were customizable to fit the customer’s décor. These examples are likely the only surviving versions in an institutional collection.

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