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about 1935

This is a pelmet from a curtain decorated with scenes of 'Barbar the Elephant' - a children's storybook character developed by the French author and illustrator Jean de Brunhoff. The 1930s textile features Barbar in a number of different scenes; dining with a lady, getting married to a female elephant, walking in the jungle, having his picture taken and giving younger elephants a ride. The colours are mainly green, grey, pink, red and white, on a beige ground.

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Printed cotton.

height: 210mm
width: 148mm