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What is this?

Panel of wool and silk felt in natural unbleached colors, made from the wool of sheep with various fleece characteristics – straight, curly, long, etc.

Why is this in our collection?

Claudy Jongstra is a contemporary textile designer who practices the ancient technique of felting. Since the mid-1990s she has created extraordinary felted fabrics for fashion designers such as John Galliano, Christian Lacroix, and Donna Karan, and for architects and designers Steven Holl, Will Bruder, Jasper Morrison, and Marcel Wanders. Jongstra’s fabrics have a raw elegance that comes from her use of materials such as wild silk, wild linen, and wild cashmere, as well as the special (and proprietary) techniques she has developed in her felting. Jongstra even goes so far as to raise her own sheep in the Dutch countryside and currently has a herd of 200, including the rare species of long-haired Drenthe... more

This is a panel from Netherlands. It is dated 2004 and we acquired it in 2005. Museum purchase from General Acquisitions Endowment Fund. This object is currently resting in our storage facility ZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZ

Its medium is

medium: merino wool, drenthe heath wool, wensleydale wool, wild silk, and cotton gauze technique: felted

Its dimensions are

H x W: 149.9 x 90.2 cm (59 x 35 1/2 in.)

This object was designed by Claudy Jongstra

This object was fund: General Acquisitions Endowment and purchased from Marleen Engbersen Project Management

This object has been included in the following exhibitions:

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