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Apron

Finnish
1960s
Fabric designed by Vuokko Nurmesniemi (Finnish, born in 1930), For Marimekko (Finnish, founded 1951)


Object Place: Finland

Accession Number

2007.513

Medium or Technique

Screen-printed cotton plain weave

Not On View

Collections

Contemporary Art, Europe, Textiles and Fashion Arts

Classifications

Costumes

Bib-front apron made of cotton printed with pattern of overlapping stripes of royal blue and dark gray; neck strap, waist ties, large front pocket. Matching oven mitts of same fabric, lined with yellow wool flannel, with hanging loops. Apron labelled: “marimekko / suomi - finland”

Provenance

Gift from Armi Ratia, founder of Marimekko, to Robert T. and Margaret M. Eskridge, about 1968; Gift to the MFA, June 27, 2007

Credit Line

Gift of Robert T. and Margaret M. Eskridge to honor and preserve the international significance of Finnish contemporary arts and design, which flourished between 1950 and 1980