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What is this?

Very dark blue background with bands of dark brown and taupe at the top. On the left side, bands of geometric borders in light blue and a pink patterned house, sideways. In the lower left, two interlocking hearts machine embroidered in red. In the lower right, a large yellow palm tree, and a light blue patterned R. In the upper right corner, three snowflakes in off-white.

Why is this in our collection?

In 2004, Cooper-Hewitt commissioned Dutch designer Hella Jongerius to create a series of 10 textiles (2005-33-1/10), collectively titled Sampler Blanket. This work was undertaken in conjunction with the 2005 exhibition, Hella Jongerius Selects: Works from the Permanent Collection. Each work in this series is inspired by designs found on historic samplers in the museum’s Textiles department. Embroidered samplers are one of the richest areas of the collection: the department has over 1,000 examples from all over the world. Jongerius visited the collection three times between 2003 and 2004 and viewed hundreds of samplers. Jongerius was interested in the learning process inherent in the making of these... more

This is a blanket from Netherlands. It is dated 2004 and we acquired it in 2005. Museum purchase through Exhibition Funds.

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Its medium is

medium: wool, polyester technique: appliquéd and needle punched, with machine embroidery label: wool appliquéd with wool and polyester, needle punched, with machine embroidery

Its dimensions are

H x W: 203.2 × 141.9 cm (6 ft. 8 in. × 55 7/8 in.)

This object was designed by Hella Jongerius

This object was transferred from Private Collection and purchased from Jongerius Lab

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