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The art and culture of Japan captured the American imagination at the turn of the 20th century. Inspired by the national interest in all things Japanese, this artful rendering in embroidery and applique of a rose tree was meant to hang on a wall as a picture. The hanging, one foot wide and three feet long, was produced by the Deerfield Society of Blue and White Needlework in Deerfield, Massachusetts, and exhibited in arts and crafts shows. Although asymmetrical, in keeping with the Asian tradition the curved pathway is balanced by the blossom-laden tree with its curvilinear trunk. The Society's insignia and mark of quality, the "D" in a flax wheel, is included in the lower left.


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Wallhanging-Rose Tree

artisan   Deerfield Society of Blue and White Needlework
date   1910-1916
location   Deerfield, Massachusetts
depth (framed)   1.0"
width (framed)   21.5"
height (framed)   45.5"
height   38.75"
width   15.25"
process/materials   applique and embroidery on linen
item type   Art/Decorative Arts - Textiles
accession #   #1992.03

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