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.
Why is this important?
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 object has been included in the following exhibitions: