Baranquilla

Baranquilla

c. 1943-45

Josef Frank

(Swedish, born Austria, 1885-1967)

designer

Svenskt Tenn

(Swedish, est. 1924)

manufacturer

Plain weave bleached linen, loom width, printed

Overall: 198.1 x 128 cm (78 x 50 3/8 in.)

The Harold T. Clark Educational Extension Fund 1954.201

Fun Fact

The sinuous vines in this pattern wind around like the Barranquilla River in Columbia, from which the pattern derives its name.

Description

Though designed by Josef Frank for the Swedish interior design firm Svenskt Tenn, Baranquilla reflects the landscape and culture of South America through the use of bright colors and imaginative plants. The excellent arrangement of vines, fruit, flowers, and leaves on a black background suggests a dense rain forest at night.

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