Thumbnail-size images of copyrighted artworks are displayed under fair use, in accordance with guidelines recommended by the Code of Best Practices in Fair Use for the Visual Arts, published by the College Art Association in February 2015.

Length of dress fabric from the American Indian series

about 1927

Object Place: New York, New York, Untied States


Height x width: 18 x 30 in. (45.7 x 76.2 cm)

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Silk plain weave; printed

Not On View


Americas, Textiles and Fashion Arts



Overall pattern of shades of red, brown, blue and orange geometric forms, based on Native American motifs, including a knife sheath (printing is slightly off-register). One selvedge present, not marked.


Ex-collection Walter Mitschke, New York; by descent to Ethel B. Adams Waldorf; between 1985-90, gift of Waldorf to her neice Joan Brancale, Hingham, MA; gift of Brancale to the MFA (Accession date: December 31, 2008)

Credit Line

Gift of Robert and Joan Brancale