Dawat

Object Number: 
2007.6.38
Date: 
ca. 1960-1980
Medium: 
Cardboard, ink, staple and striker
Dimensions: 
overall (closed): 4.9 x 5.2 x 0.6 cm (1 15/16 x 2 1/16 x 1/4 in.)
Description: 
White cardboard matchbook printed in peach, white and black; the matchcover is designed as an all around label with white lines printed sporadically on a diagonal on the front, saddle, and reverse; all the text on the matchcover is printed in black; "dawat / HAUTE CUISINE / OF / india", is printed at a 45 degree angle on the front; "210 EAST 58TH ST / NEW YORK, NY 10022 / 212. 355-7555" is printed at a 45 degree angle on the reverse; "INDIAN CUISINE" is printed on the saddle; Printed on the manumark is "LION MATCH COMP. OF AMERICA. NEW YORK".
Credit Line: 
Gift of Joshua Shapiro
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group