Iconic 1950s "Ballet By John Little" Barkcloth Fabric/ Cotton Yardage for Home Decor and Upholstery/ 2 Large Panels Available


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George Jetson's wife, Jane, loves this Mod 50s barkcloth!
She's got Rosy the Robot whipping up curtains for the family room as we speak.

This fab heavy weight Mid Mod Riverdale fabric by John Little sports an abstract rendition of ballet dancing figures demonstrating everything from arabesques to lifts, in a striking red and white color palate that guarantees this is a design you won't soon forget.
A cloud gray background adds interest, and highlights this fab 50s dance design.

Selvage Edge reads: "Ballet by John Little" "A Riverdale Fabric" "Vat Dyes...Shrunketized"

Excellent Used Vintage Condition.....MINT!
This fabric started life as draperies that have never been used. They have been deconstructed, freshly laundered and pressed.
No Dry Rot or Sun Damage,

Pattern Repeat: 21.5" (54.5 cm)


Panel #1
Width 47" (119 cm)....selvage to selvage
Length 78" (198 cm)

Panel #2
Width 47" (119 cm).....selvage to selvage
Length 86" (218.5)

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Estimated shipping times

  • North America : 3 - 30 business days
  • Europe : 3 - 30 business days
  • Australia, New Zealand and Oceania : 3 - 30 business days
  • Asia Pacific : 3 - 30 business days
  • Latin America and the Caribbean : 3 - 30 business days
  • North Africa and the Middle East : 3 - 30 business days
  • Sub-Saharan Africa : 3 - 30 business days

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