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Regency Zarafa

A female giraffe was given to the King of France in 1826 by the Egyptian ruler. She arrived in Marseilles and walked to Paris. That next season Toiles de Jouy were printed with her image. Spotted coordinate....animal skin prints were popular after Napoleon brought back exotic hides following his tour of North Africa. However they were used mainly for carpets, becoming a clothing motif in the 20th century.

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