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 ten textiles, collectively titled Sampler Blanket (2005-33-1 through 2005-33-10), in conjunction with an exhibition of her works. Each work in the show 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 thereafter, Maharam, a fourth generation family textile company, became interested in collaborating with Jongerius to make a production version inspired by the Sampler Blanket collection, and as a result, they introduced Layers Garden Double and Layers Park Double. These textiles... more