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Textile, Color Sample Blanket, 2016

This is a Textile. It was designed by Aliki van der Kruijs (Dutch, b. 1984). It is dated 2016 and we acquired it in 2018. Its medium is silk. It is a part of the Textiles department.

In preparation for creating textile patterns using rainfall, Aliki van der Kruijs created this sample blanket that explores how digital printing inks respond to water before they are fixed with heat. A range of shades and tints are created as dye is lifted and deposited along the tide lines.

This object was purchased from Aliki van der Kruijs (Dutch, b. 1984) and fund: General Acquisitions Endowment. It is credited Museum purchase from General Acquisitions Endowment Fund.

Our curators have highlighted 2 objects that are related to this one.

Its dimensions are

H x W: 295 × 140.3 cm (9 ft. 8 1/8 in. × 55 1/4 in.)

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Textile, Color Sample Blanket, 2016; Designed by Aliki van der Kruijs (Dutch, b. 1984) ; silk; H x W: 295 × 140.3 cm (9 ft. 8 1/8 in. × 55 1/4 in.); Museum purchase from General Acquisitions Endowment Fund; 2018-20-1

This object was previously on display as a part of the exhibition Saturated: The Allure and Science of Color.

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