(Swedish, born Finland, 1910–1994)
(Swedish, est. 1902)
Plain weave linen, loom width, printed
Overall: 97.2 x 130.8 cm (38 1/4 x 51 1/2 in.)
The Harold T. Clark Educational Extension Fund 1954.200
Gråsten’s grid-patterned textiles were especially popular with young urban women in the 1950s.
Viola Gråsten’s textile patterns often use stark abstraction and geometry, a design feature of traditional native Finnish rugs. Her textile design Raff won her a gold medal at the important 1951 Triennale in Milan. Throughout the mid-20th century Gråsten continued to design abstract patterns that were especially popular among young consumers for their modernist flair.
The information about this object, including provenance, may not be currently accurate. If you notice a mistake or have additional information about this object, please email email@example.com.
To request more information about this object, study images, or bibliography, contact the Ingalls Library Reference Desk.
All images and data available through Open Access can be downloaded for free. For images not available through Open Access, a detail image, or any image with a color bar, request a digital file from Image Services.