Large multi-colorswirls with flowers in between filling in spaces. 36" rpt. Seafoam green, dusty rose, white. Seafoam

%C2%A9 Jack Lenor Larsen%2C Inc.%2C Larsen Design Studio

Samarkand, 1968-1988

Cotton; dyedexpand_more

Gift of Cowtan & Tout, Inc.expand_more  99.1.690.2

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Created a year after the Kublai Khan collection and named for the golden-domed Turkestan capital exotic Samarkand exemplified the company’s marketing phrase “romancing the collection.” The flamboyant motifs and colors borrow from the spring flowering in the Asiatic steppes.

Sales of Larsen fabrics were not limited to the United States. Economic considerations at times made it reasonable to have two production centers for certain fabrics, such as Samarkand, which was popular in both the United States and Europe. This design remained in stock until 1987.

Details
Title
Samarkand
Artist Life
New York, est. 1952
Role
Designer
Accession Number
99.1.690.2
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Large multi-colorswirls with flowers in between filling in spaces. 36" rpt. Seafoam green, dusty rose, white. Seafoam

© Jack Lenor Larsen, Inc., Larsen Design Studio