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Textile, Myddleton

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 twill weave and 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.

  • Textile (USA)
  • cotton.
  • Gift of the Estate of Dorothy (Liebes) Morin.
  • 1972-75-2
  • Sample (USA)
  • cotton, viscose, silk, wool, metallic, linen, jute, chenille.
  • Gift of Jack Lenor Larsen, Inc..
  • 1955-61-11

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  • Gift of the Estate of Dorothy (Liebes) Morin.
  • 1972-75-1
  • Textile (USA)
  • cotton, metallic.
  • Gift of the Estate of Dorothy (Liebes) Morin.
  • 1972-75-3

Its dimensions are

H x W: 317.2 × 147 cm (10 ft. 4 7/8 in. × 57 7/8 in.)

Cite this object as

Textile, Myddleton; Designed by Wallace Sewell; Produced by Designtex (United States); 100% wool; H x W: 317.2 × 147 cm (10 ft. 4 7/8 in. × 57 7/8 in.); Gift of Designtex Group; 2016-14-8

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

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