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Textile, Laotian Ikat, 1972

This is a Textile. It was designed by Jack Lenor Larsen and produced by Jack Lenor Larsen Incorporated. It is dated 1972 and we acquired it in 1973. Its medium is silk, metallic gimp and its technique is wefts are dyed with tied resist (weft ikat). It is a part of the Textiles department.

This object was featured in our Object of the Week series in a post titled Two Silk Kings.

This object was donated by Jack Lenor Larsen. It is credited Gift of Jack Lenor Larsen.

Its dimensions are

Warp x Weft: 275.6 x 101 cm (9 ft. 1/2 in. x 39 3/4 in.) Repeat H: 38.7 cm (15 1/4 in.)

Cite this object as

Textile, Laotian Ikat, 1972; Designed by Jack Lenor Larsen (American, b. 1927); Thailand; silk, metallic gimp; Warp x Weft: 275.6 x 101 cm (9 ft. 1/2 in. x 39 3/4 in.) Repeat H: 38.7 cm (15 1/4 in.); Gift of Jack Lenor Larsen; 1973-54-7

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