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1929

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Carpet

This is a Carpet. It was designed by Edward McKnight Kauffer.

This object is not part of the Cooper Hewitt's permanent collection. It has been able to spend time at the museum on loan from The Art Institute of Chicago.

It is dated 1929. Its medium is hemp and wool, plain weave with supplementary wrapping wefts forming cut solid pile.

The impact of the De Stijl movement can be seen in this 1929 carpet design by Edward McKnight Kauffer, who worked in collaboration with his wife, Marian Dorn Kauffer. The Kauffers, both American, met while in Paris, where they saw friend and compatriot Ruth Reeves.

It is credited Lent by The Art Institute of Chicago, Royalties from The Warner Fund, 1987.21.

  • Book, Book of Carpet Designs
  • brush and watercolor, gouache on photostats mounted on wove paper of a bound....
  • Gift of Daren Pierce.
  • 1982-79-17-13
  • Book, Book of Carpet Designs
  • brush and watercolor, gouache on photostats mounted on wove paper of a bound....
  • Gift of Daren Pierce.
  • 1982-79-17-4

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Its dimensions are

213.3 x 119.8 cm (84 x 47 1/8 in.)

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