Oct 11, 2006

Ret Hügel (Ret Hill)

Ret Hügel (Ret Hill)

c. 1925


Josef Frank

(Swedish, born Austria, 1885-1967)


Haus & Garten

(Austrian, est. 1925)

Plain weave cotton, loom width, printed

Overall: 76.2 x 137.8 cm (30 x 54 1/4 in.)

Educational Purchase Fund 1937.186


Did you know?

This textile was printed by Josef Frank’s Austrian firm Haus & Garten. Later, the Swedish firm Svenskt Tenn reproduced the same pattern under the Swedish name Kullarna, meaning “The Hills.”


Unusual for its color and simplicity of design, Ret Hill was also produced in green. These colors reflect an atmospheric landscape of grass and sky. This version may be the only complete width example to have survived from the period.

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