Length of furnishing fabric: Calico Cow
"Calico Cow" furnishing fabric
Designed by Ilonka Karasz (American, born in Hungary, 1896–1981)
38-1/4 x 33-1/2 inches (97.2 x 85.1cm)
Medium or Technique
Printed cotton broken twill weave
Not On View
Length of cotton printed with pattern of farmer and wife surrounded by cavorting farm animals – cows, horses, goats, ducks, chickens, lambs, rabbits, pigs, densely filled with small floral calico prints in shades of green, blue, pink, orange, yellow, and white on a dark green ground. Labeled: “A Riverdale Fabric “Calico Cow” created by Ilonka Karasz of Associated American Artists 1952/ A color tested fabric: Best obtainable vat dyes.”
Donor purchased from an online auction March 24, 1999; Gift to MFA March 21, 2007.
Gift of Ashley and Mark Callahan in honor of Ilonka Sigmund, the artist's granddaughter
Reproduced with permission.