Life-size Floral Laura
Printed on 300gsm Fujifilm Fine Art Etch Paper and supplied unframed.
Accompanied by a document explaining the origin and history of the design.
Measuring 58cm wide by 79cm high.
The print has an additional 2 cm plain border to facilitate your framer.
Floral Laura Life-size Point Paper
Date: Est 1926-35
Origin: East Germany
This ‘Floral’ Life-size art is a facsimile reproduction of an original point paper from East Germany.
The point paper was purchased in Como, Italy in May 2000 by Richard M R Smith. Richard ran his family jacquard fabric weaver, E&S Smith of Stadium Mills, Odsal, Bradford at this time and used these archive pieces to stimulate ‘new’ work.
The International Textile Archive Specialist, the point paper art was purchased from, stated that this item was part of a collection ‘rediscovered’ after the reunification of East and West Germany in 1989. The collection was found by returning family members at their family mill premises which was still locked and boarded up as it had been left by their fleeing relatives in East Germany. The artist and whereabouts of the mill are unknown.
We estimate that this design was drawn up and then first woven between 1926 and 1935.