Both patterns are from Lily Mills, one from their book 1400 and the other 1600, both early 1940s. It's easy to see how this type of situation would evolve .... designers needing to put out x number of patterns within certain deadlines. I'm just surprised that I don't see it far more often.
I do have to say, it's a great design both as a table set and a rug. Don't you think?
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