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Hammock

Hammock

  • Place of origin:

    Bali (made)

  • Date:

    2002 (made)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Jinzenji, Yoshiko (designer)
    Jinzenji, Yoshiko (makers)

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Dyed silk, machine quilted and woven, wood

  • Credit Line:

    Given by the artist

  • Museum number:

    T.1-2004

  • Gallery location:

    In Storage

Physical description

Hammock, bamboo dyed white silk ribbon, machined quilted and woven, suspended from teak wood slats inlaid with limestone.

Place of Origin

Bali (made)

Date

2002 (made)

Artist/maker

Jinzenji, Yoshiko (designer)
Jinzenji, Yoshiko (makers)

Materials and Techniques

Dyed silk, machine quilted and woven, wood

Dimensions

Length: 187 cm to wooden struts, Width: 92 cm width of wooden struts

Object history note

The hammock is not designed to hold body weight; the artist suggests that it could be used in a child's room to hold a collection of stuffed animals or cushions, or at Christmastime as a unique way of displaying gift-wrapped presents.

Descriptive line

Hammock, bamboo dyed white silk ribbon, machined quilted and woven, suspended from teak wood slats inlaid with limestone, designed and made by Yoshiko Jinzenji, Bali, 2002

Labels and date

Jinzenji began quilting in the 1970s, after discovering quilts made by North America's Mennonite and Amish communities. She is a superb natural dyer, and often makes quilts from fabric she colours herself. The hammock is not designed to hold body weight. Instead, Jinzenji suggests it could be used at Christmas to display gift-wrapped presents. Jinzenji's experiments with traditions and techniques reflect contemporary debate regarding form over function, craft versus art, and the blurring of cultural boundaries and influences. []

Production Note

Yoshiko Jinzenji is a Japanese artist/maker who lives in Kyoto but since 1989 has based her studio in Bali.

Reason For Production: Private

Materials

Silk; Teak

Techniques

Quilting

Categories

Textiles; Furniture

Production Type

Unique

Collection

Textiles and Fashion Collection

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