What is this?
Dark green ground appliquéd with a dark brown layer. Large areas of the brown layer have been cut away and are stitched to the ground fabric in a stylized floral pattern using bright red thread.
Why is this in our collection?
In 2004, the museum commissioned Hella Jongerius to create a series of 10 textiles, collectively titled Sampler Blanket (2005-33-1/10), in conjunction with the 2005 exhibition, Hella Jongerius Selects: Works from the Permanent Collection. Each of Jongerius's works was inspired by designs found on historic samplers in the museum’s textile collection, which includes over 1,000 examples of embroidered samplers from all over the world, spanning three centuries. Shortly after the exhibition, Maharam, a fourth-generation family textile company, became interested in collaborating with Jongerius on a production version inspired by the Sampler Blanket collection. Layers Garden Double, designed by Jongerius and... more