Sidewall, "Tie-Dye", 1958
Hand-dyed and folded Japanese paper. Gift of Barbara White. 2000-64-1.
- Designed by Barbara White
What is this?
Twelve concentric circles in red, orange and pink arranged in rows.
This object is full of stories
Created with Japanese paper and water-soluble inks, White executed most of her designs by adding moisture to the ink, folding the paper, and squeezing to distribute and blend the colors. The ancient technique of tie-dyeing gained popularity in the West in the 1960s and 1970s, when it was associated with the hippie movement.