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Length of furnishing fabric: Composure

Designed by Paule Veselay (English, 1892–1984)

Object Place: England


135.5 x 121 cm (53 3/8 x 47 5/8 in.); Legacy dimension: H: 135.5 cm; W: 121.0 cm

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Cotton; hand screen printed

Not On View


Contemporary Art, Europe, Textiles and Fashion Arts



Hand screen-printed cotton bouclé design of biomorphic shapes in pale mustard and apricot, alternating with tan wavy horizontal bands on a gray ground. Printed in selveges: “TOP-HEAL’S ‘COMPOSURE’ DESIGNED BY PAULE VESELAY SHRINK RESISTING.” “SHRINK RESISTING WOVEN and PRINTED IN ENGLAND-TOP.” Condition: good; remains of yellow and white threads along selveges.

Credit Line

Textile Income Purchase Fund