Curtains from Muse Bar, the home bar of Isaiah Muse

Created by
Unidentified
Used by
Muse, Isaiah, American, 1919 - 2012
Medium
synthetic fiber
Dimensions
H x W (2011.101.5.1a: Curtain): 71 1/4 x 55 1/4 in. (181 x 140.3 cm)
H x W (2011.101.5.1b: Curtain): 71 x 55 3/8 in. (180.3 x 140.7 cm)
H x W (2011.101.5.1c: Curtain): 71 x 55 in. (180.3 x 139.7 cm)
H x W (2011.101.5.1d: Curtain): 71 x 55 in. (180.3 x 139.7 cm)
L x W (2011.101.5.1e: Sash): 55 1/2 x 3 in. (141 x 7.6 cm)
L x W (2011.101.5.1f: Sash): 55 3/4 x 3 in. (141.6 x 7.6 cm)
L x W (2011.101.5.1g: Sash): 50 x 3 in. (127 x 7.6 cm)
L x W (2011.101.5.1h: Sash): 54 3/4 x 3 in. (139.1 x 7.6 cm)
Type
cocktail lounges
curtains
Place used
South Shore, Chicago, Cook County, Illinois, United States, North and Central America
Date
1970s
Description
Four (4) curtains in a woven pattern of cream flowers and gold-toned foliage on a maroon base. The drapes are in four (4) segments to dress two (2) windows. The curtains have corresponding sashes with matching tie backs. The top edge of each curtain has a rod pocket.
Topic
African American
Domestic life
Nightlife
Segregation
United States--Social life and customs
Urban life
Credit Line
Collection of the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture, Gift of Cassandra Fay Smith
Object number
2011.101.5.1a-h
Restrictions & Rights
No Known Copyright Restrictions
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Classification
Textiles
Data Source
National Museum of African American History and Culture

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