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Textile, Bouquet Garni, 1967

This is a Textile. It was designed by Don Wight and produced by Jack Lenor Larsen Incorporated. It is dated 1967 and we acquired it in 2016. Its medium is 60% polyester, 40% rayon and its technique is printed by burnout on plain weave. It is a part of the Textiles department.

Don Wight was an artist living in New York City and worked with Jack Lenor Larsen on one of Larsen’s most popular fabrics, Primavera---the first furnishing fabric made out of velvet to be produced by Larsen (1973-54-2) in 1959. Wight was known for his drawings of male nudes modeling them with delicate and sinuous lines inspired by Matisse's drawings . Bouquet Garni captures the same line quality using a textile printing technique called burn-out or devoré. In this case the five herbs (rosemary, basil, bay leaf, parsley, tarragon?) were printed with a chemical that dissolves the rayon fiber and creates an incised line.Larsen stayed faithful to the artist’s hand, capturing the aesthetics of hand drawing in a textile medium.

This object was donated by Longhouse Reserve. It is credited Cowtan and Tout Larsen Archive Collection, Gift of Longhouse Reserve.

Its dimensions are

H x W: 365.8 × 160 cm (12 ft. × 5 ft. 3 in.)

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Textile, Bouquet Garni, 1967; Designed by Don Wight (American, 1924–1999); 60% polyester, 40% rayon; H x W: 365.8 × 160 cm (12 ft. × 5 ft. 3 in.); Cowtan and Tout Larsen Archive Collection, Gift of Longhouse Reserve; 2016-32-1

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