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Textile, Clerkenwell, 2014

This is a Textile. It was designed by Wallace Sewell and produced by Designtex (American, founded 1961). It is dated 2014 and we acquired it in 2016. Its medium is 100% wool and its technique is satin weave. It is a part of the Textiles department.

A “planted” warp, in which multiple colors are arranged in an irregular pattern, is time-consuming and costly to set up on the loom. Master colorists Wallace Sewell designed four unique patterns on the same warp, one stripe and three Bauhaus-inspired grids patterns.

This object was donated by Designtex. It is credited Gift of Designtex Group.

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Its dimensions are

H x W: 309.1 × 149 cm (10 ft. 1 11/16 in. × 58 11/16 in.)

Cite this object as

Textile, Clerkenwell, 2014; Designed by Wallace Sewell ; 100% wool; H x W: 309.1 × 149 cm (10 ft. 1 11/16 in. × 58 11/16 in.); Gift of Designtex Group; 2016-14-7

This object was previously on display as a part of the exhibition Saturated: The Allure and Science of Color.

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