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1919

  • Work on this object began.

1922

  • Work on this object ended.

2018

2022

Insert For A Curtain Panel

This is a Insert for a curtain panel. It was designed by Vally Wieselthier and manufactured by Wiener Werkstätte. It is dated designed 1919; made 1922 and we acquired it in 2018. Its medium is linen. It is a part of the department.

These handmade lace textiles are created by braiding and twisting lengths of thread wound on bobbins. The figures produced by this delicate bobbin lace technique appear to float in the middle of an open-weave checkerboard. Derived from cutwork, the understated organic pattern integrates varying degrees of negative space into the weaving.

It is credited Museum purchase from General Acquisitions Endowment Fund.

Its dimensions are

H x W: 19.5 × 19.5 cm (7 11/16 × 7 11/16 in.)

Cite this object as

Insert For A Curtain Panel; Designed by Valerie Wieselthier (Austrian, 1895–1945); Manufactured by Wiener Werkstätte (Austria); linen; H x W: 19.5 × 19.5 cm (7 11/16 × 7 11/16 in.); Museum purchase from General Acquisitions Endowment Fund; 2018-4-1-4

This object was previously on display as a part of the exhibition Duro Olowu Selects.

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