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American Felt Applique Fabric Art from the 1920âs

American Felt Applique Fabric Art from the 1920’s

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Directory: Vintage Arts: Decorative Art: Folk Art: Pre 1930: Item # 1211755

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Offered is a remarkable American piece of wool felt applique fabric art made in Wikena, Illinois by an anonymous homemaker in the 1920’s. Made with the same material as “Penny Rugs” in the tradition of “Crazy quilts” with their oddly shaped pieces and embroidered stitches (both of which originated in the 1880’s), the piece is reminiscent of the collages and 3D paintings by Hans (Jean) Arp, a founding member of the Dada movement in Zürich in 1916. This unique and rare piece challenges the boundaries between fine art and folk art and is 26” x 30” and 32 ¼” x 36 5/8” framed. It is in very good condition and retains its original backing with some fraying at the edges; and has been recently archivally mounted and framed under museum glass.