'Hibiscus' textile puzzle

Try this puzzle of a detail of a colourful textile by Dora Sweetapple for Marion Best Fabrics.

Marion Best Fabrics, established around 1940, was the first example in Australia of a group of artists being commissioned to design textiles. The venture was the brainchild of Sydney interior designer Marion Hall Best (1905–1988). During the 1940s, these fabrics were used to furnish Best’s interior design schemes and sold in her shop in Queen Street Woollahra.

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'Hibiscus' textile (detail), design by Dora Sweetapple for Marion Best Fabrics, Sydney, c1941. Caroline Simpson Library & Research Collection, Photo © Jamie North, Sydney Living Museums. Gift of the Sweetapple family.