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Using Textiles On Walls

( Originally Published 1935 )

Canvas is often used on walls because of its texture and also because it makes a firm surface on a damaged wall. Simple moldings are sometimes placed over it to make it look like paneling. Patterned chintz is sometimes used in panels in dining rooms and bedrooms. Occasionally a wall is divided and the upper third or two thirds is finished in patterned material. Linen or burlap are excellent wall coverings and can easily be painted. The factory-dyed burlap is often poor in color, but natural or hand-dyed burlap is usually interesting. Japanese grass cloth is a very desirable wall covering, but rather costly. No doubt fabrics will be used more and more for wall coverings, because of recent additional interest in textures.

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