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What is this?

Twelve concentric circles in red, orange and pink arranged in rows.

Why is this in our collection?

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.

This is a sidewall from United States. It is dated 1958 and we acquired it in 2000. Gift of Barbara White.

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Its medium is

hand-dyed and folded japanese paper

Its dimensions are

45.7 x 61.0 cm (18 x 24 in. )

This object was designed by Barbara White

This object was donated by Barbara White

A timeline of event horizons

This object has been included in the following exhibitions:

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<ref name=CH>{{cite web |url= |title=Sidewall, Tie-Dye, 1958 |author=Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum |accessdate=31 July 2015 |publisher=Smithsonian Institution}}</ref>

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