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What is this?

Lambswool blanket with twisted fringe on the warp ends. Abstract composition of vertical columns of rectangles and bands in mixed shades of grays, browns, blues, and greens with touches of yellow and red.

Why is this in our collection?

Both the aesthetic and the working methods of the Bauhaus weavers have strongly influenced Harriet Wallace-Jones and Emma Sewell. They keep traditional dobby looms in their London studio, Wallace Sewell, which they use to work out their ideas. All of their products, however, are woven on power looms. Wallace-Jones and Sewell are inspired by the capabilities and the limitations of traditional weaving and have a broad range of skills for translating their hand-woven ideas into industrial techniques to maximize efficiency at the mill. Combining a fascination for woven structure, an intuitive understanding of yarn properties, and a masterful color sense, Wallace Sewell creates such a variety of colors and... more

This is a blanket from United Kingdom. It is dated 2012 and we acquired it in 2013. Gift of Wallace Sewell.

Its medium is

medium: wool technique: two intercrossed plain weave structures (double cloth) label: wool double cloth

Its dimensions are

H x W: 154.9 x 184.5 cm (5 ft. 1 in. x 6 ft. 5/8 in.)

This object was designed by Emma Sewell , Harriet Wallace-Jones and Wallace Sewell and made by W. T. Johnson & Sons and woven by Mitchell Interflex Ltd.

This object was donated by Wallace Sewell

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