Gouache on paper. "This is an original piece of hand-painted artwork for textile design. It features an ethnic rug style border design in deep bright colours. It is from the archive of Bianchini Ferier, which was sold at Christies, King St, London in 2001. Bianchini Ferrier, based in Lyon, France, was recognised as the leading printing company to couturiers. Clients included Poiret, Vionnet, Chanel, Schiaperelli, and Dior. The company employed top artists, most famously Raoul Dufy." Good condition: there are marks, and numbering consistent with use as a design. Paper size 18.5" x 24"; actual artwork 14" x 12".