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This 23-inch wide by 22-inch high piece of vintage barkcloth is a Grandma Moses design produced in the 1950s called "Tiles." The designs on the fabric are reproductions of actual tiles that Grandma Moses painted in the early 1950s. This particular Moses barkcloth is very hard to find and highly collectible. Details are:
~ The entire piece is shown in the 2nd photo.
~ There are 16 vignettes on the piece, but the 4 across the top have a slight bit of the design cut off. There are 12 different designs on the fabric, so this piece includes a full set of all of them, plus four almost complete tiles. Each design measures about 5 to 5.5 inches on a side.
~ The piece has one selvage edge (right side), marked with authentication. The top edge is not cut straight across. Because the tiles on that edge are right up against the cut, I did not even out that edge.
~ This piece was originally part of a curtain panel that appears not to have been used or was used very little, because the colors are very bright and crisp and like new. There was a narrow hem along the selvage edge, which has been taken out. The needle marks and folds are still visible, and there may be a few little bits of thread left along the edge (although I removed most of them). It looks like there was some faint yellowing along the hem edge along the fold line.
~ The fabric is freshly laundered and ready to use for your projects.
~ The lower left corner looks yellowish in some of the photos, but it is not. That was from the room lighting when I took the photos.
I do my very best to describe the fabrics I list, but please remember that this is vintage fabric that has been upcycled from a curtain panel and so is in gently used condition.
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If you are interested in knowing more about Grandma Moses, her life and her art, and how she achieved icon status in mid-century America, I highly recommend a wonderful book, "Designs on the Heart - The Homemade Art of Grandma Moses" by Karal Ann Marling.
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