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Tablecloth made of "Tiibet" fabric

about 1958 (designed 1953)
Fabric designed by Vuokko Nurmesniemi (Finnish, born in 1930), For Printex

Object Place: Finland


Height x width: 64 1/4 x 49 1/4 in. (163.2 x 125.1 cm)

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Screen-printed cotton plain weave

Not On View


Contemporary Art, Europe, Textiles and Fashion Arts


Silk screen

Tablecloth made from full loom width, with selvedges and ends turned under. Large-scale pattern of wide royal blue and black bands, split down the center, divided by narrow white horizontal bands. No selvedge markings.


Purchased in Finland by Robert T. and Margaret M. Eskridge, spring or summer of 1958; 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