Costume and Textiles
Printed Textile: Queen Anne's LaceMade in United States, North and Central America
c. 1950 - c. 1981
D. D. Tillett, American, 1917 - 2008, and Leslie Tillett, American, 1915 - 1992. Made by D. D. and Leslie Tillett, Inc., New York, American, 1947 - 1981.
Hand screenprint on cotton plain weave
Currently not on view
1983-12-1Gift of D. D. and Leslie Tillett, 1983
D. D. (Doris )Tillett and her husband Leslie established a design studio and printing workshop in a remodeled Manhattan stable. The couple’s hand-printed textiles were employed by some of America’s most prominent decorators, such as Sister Parish and Albert Hadley, who used them in Jacqueline Kennedy’s 1961–63 restoration of the White House.
The Tilletts found inspiration in a wide range of sources, from pre-Columbian art to medieval tapestries to nature. The vibrant floral pattern shown here remained in production for more than thirty years.