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Tree motif_1920s challenge

This Spoonflower 1920s design challenge entry -- Abstract Art Deco Tree motif -- was inspired by an abstract design from the book “Kaleidoscope” by the brothers Adam and Maurice Verneuil.

The designs in Kaleidoscope, were intended as inspiration for textiles and/or wall-coverings. Published in France in 1925, it was produced using "pochoir" -- a highly labor intensive process of printing that used stencils (here is a good overview of pochoir). Artists and craftsmen hired pochoir artisans to produce limited-edition journals, books, decorative and fine-art prints, and illustrated deluxe portfolios. The technique reached its height in 1920s Paris, with the works produced by the firm of Jean Saudé.

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A page from “Kaleidoscope” by Adam and Maurice Verneuil, below from the book Art Deco Patterns: A Design Source Book by Paul Atterbury.

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  A few mockups using the design:

Tree motif_tablecloth
Tree motif_tablecloth
Tree motif_tablecloth

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