Rare ooak WOLF BAUER KNOLL velvet textile upholstery fabric ladies skirt S M

Rare ooak WOLF BAUER KNOLL velvet textile upholstery fabric ladies skirt S M
Rare ooak WOLF BAUER KNOLL velvet textile upholstery fabric ladies skirt S M
Rare ooak WOLF BAUER KNOLL velvet textile upholstery fabric ladies skirt S M
Rare ooak WOLF BAUER KNOLL velvet textile upholstery fabric ladies skirt S M
Rare ooak WOLF BAUER KNOLL velvet textile upholstery fabric ladies skirt S M
Rare ooak WOLF BAUER KNOLL velvet textile upholstery fabric ladies skirt S M
Rare ooak WOLF BAUER KNOLL velvet textile upholstery fabric ladies skirt S M
Rare ooak WOLF BAUER KNOLL velvet textile upholstery fabric ladies skirt S M

My mother was beyond stylish and made this skirt for herself in the late 1960's. It is a one of a kind (ooak) work of art. The fabric, produced by knoll, was designed by famed graphic designer wolf bauer in the late 1960's. He did two versions of this design--one in oranges and pinks, and this one in shades of brown and purple.

I love this graphic--shades of coffee, chocolate, and cognac brown, deep olive green, royal purple and periwinkle on a rich creamy ivory background. These panels are sturdy cotton velvet and were originally designed as wall hanging panels. Or used as furniture upholstery or even an accent pillow. This skirt uses two matching swaths of the design. Simple gathered elastic waistband, cut absolutely straight, and hemmed with inner binding.

If you cut the skirt apart, each side would yield 27 inches width and 40 inches length. This has been in storage for decades. The white has a bit of light tan discoloration. I have not tried to treat this in any way. Perhaps you could soak it in an oxygen cleaner or take it to a reputable dry cleaner who knows how to treat vintage fabric respectfully. The soft velvet nap is in perfect condition with no loss. No rips or other issues. This is a very rare find indeed. My home is smoke free.


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