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Textile, Tarte, 2006

This is a Textile. It was designed by Akira Minagawa and made for minä perhonen. It is dated 2006 and we acquired it in 2018. Its medium is foundation 100% wool; embroidery 60% acrylic, 40% wool and its technique is embroidered on double cloth with overtwisted yarns. It is a part of the Textiles department.

Akira Minagawa is best known as a fashion designer, but has also created textiles, illustrated books, exhibitions, and immersive installations. His design process always begins with drawing -- a practice of visual storytelling which informs all of his designs. This richly detailed design was inspired by rows of colorful tarts in a pastry shop window. Tarte uses raised embroidered dots to create the “crust,” while the filling is made up of a scattering of small crosses, like hatch marks.

This object was donated by minä perhonen. It is credited Gift from MINA CO., Ltd..

Its dimensions are

H x W: 101.6 × 155.6 cm (40 in. × 5 ft. 1 1/4 in.)

Cite this object as

Textile, Tarte, 2006; Designed by Akira Minagawa (Japanese, b. 1967); foundation 100% wool; embroidery 60% acrylic, 40% wool; H x W: 101.6 × 155.6 cm (40 in. × 5 ft. 1 1/4 in.); Gift from MINA CO., Ltd.; 2018-2-2

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