Dec 8, 2009

Tapestry Panel

Tapestry Panel


Camelid fiber and cotton, tapestry weave

Overall: 115 x 54.3 cm (45 1/4 x 21 3/8 in.); Mounted: 124.5 x 64.8 cm (49 x 25 1/2 in.)

Seventy-fifth anniversary gift of Mr. and Mrs. Cedric Marks 1992.103



The design of this panel depends on the repetition of a single motif: a small, geometricized head set inside a stepped V, which seems to represent the stylized bodies and wings of two birds. This motif, woven in different color combinations, alternates between up and down to form a sophisticated interlocking pattern that has no proper top and bottom. The panel probably once belonged to a garment.

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