A large, boldly printed linen cretonne for its time, Aralia was introduced in connection with the interior design of a house in the fashionable Hohe Warte district in Vienna. Josef Frank and his colleague Oskar Wlach did the house’s interior design. The large leaves in the print are almost the same as those found on the potted Aralia plant. The print was designed around 1928
Josef Frank’s textiles with the 315 linen designation are best suited for curtains, pillows and other textile products. They can also be used as upholstery fabric on furniture that is not exposed to excessive wear, such as in the home.