What a find! “A Study of Trees” from Greeff’s 1970s Nature’s Heritage Collection was sponsored by the National Wildlife Foundation (those were the days!) It boasts botanical depictions of several tree varieties including American Chestnut, Bristlecone Pine, Washington Palm, Giant Sequoia, Coast Redwood, and Bigleaf Magnolia. Depicting as a true botanical specimen record the names of the trees are listed in the common and Latin versions and seed heads, leaf, flower, and berries are depicted.The piece is simply a treasure for any naturalist, forester, master gardener, history lover, preservationist and others who love the natural world. Great to make a pillow for Father’s Day!
You can make something that simply no one else will have! Perfect for lodge or cabin decor, a rustic AirBnb, science center, or sun room.
COLORS of olive and drab green, chartreuse, black, white, russet, butternut, and teal.
Back of tag reads, “Deep Woods: Series 56250-53:
“It was long thought that the Sequoias were the oldest living trees. We are fortunate to have two species of these tallest trees on our West Coast, the Coast Redwood and the Giant Sequoia.
But it now appears that the Bristlecone Pine is the oldest of all.
The Washington Palm is widely cultivated around the world but it remains in its wild state a rare species restricted to small areas in two counties of California.
On the other hand the Bigleaf Magnolia has a wide distribution in the southeastern United States.
The American Chestnut, one of our most useful trees, has all but disappeared in the last 65 years due to a fungus blight.
The American Elm, perhas our most beautiful tree — a poem, a fountain — is fast disappearing due to the Dutch Elm disease carried by a beetle.”
SIZE: 24″ wide + 1″ selvedge x 34″ long
“…we have never looked upon ourselves as ‘dealers in textiles.’ We regard textiles simply as one means of artistic expression…” — Theodore Greeff, President, Greeff Fabrics, Inc.
Maker: Greeff Fabrics, Inc was founded in the US by Theodore Greeff in 1933 to make a wide range of mostly traditional style interior fabrics and wallcoverings, grouped in collections, for high-end interior designers. Jackson’s book points to Marion Dorn, John Little, Dan Rasmassen, and Dagmar Wilson as key designers from the 1940s and after.
What Can You Make With This? A pillow, Roman shade for a small window, backgrounds for message boards, and more. Large enough to cover the seat of a small dining room chair, or for part of a chair or settee when a different fabric is used on other parts of the piece, such as this designer is doing: https://w9yards.com/custom-chairs/
Why High-End Vintage Fabric Samples? Because the large over size sample and superior manufacturing quality make it possible to access a very high-end fabric for a smaller scale project without the high cost of these classic vintage fabrics, which often begin at over $150 a yard, if they can still be found at all. Other reasons are to access a small amount of discontinued fabric to match or to repair an existing piece in your home.
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