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Wall hanging - Moon


  • Object:

    Wall hanging

  • Place of origin:

    Great Britain (made)

  • Date:

    ca. 1963 (made)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Beutlich, Tadek (maker)

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Woven linen, ramie, camel hair, honesty seeds, x-ray film and charred wood veneer

  • Museum number:


  • Gallery location:

    In Storage

'Moon' was produced by Polish-born weaver Tadek Beutlich around 1963, and was shown in the exhibition 'Weaving for Walls: Modern British Wall Hangings and Rugs', which opened at the V&A in 1965. Having studied in Poland, Germany and Italy, Beutlich graduated in textiles from Camberwell School of Art and Crafts in 1950, and subsequently taught there from 1951 to 1974. His early work utilised more traditional tapestry techniques, but he became more experimental, using open-weave structures and incorporating ususual materials, such as in this wall hanging. Here, Beutlich has woven with ramie and camel-hair, then inserted honesty seeds, x-ray film and strips of wood veneer.

Physical description

Wall hanging of woven ramie and camel-hair with inserts of honesty seeds, x-ray film and charred wood veneer. Unevenly spaced warps of linen with irregular wefts of linen.

Place of Origin

Great Britain (made)


ca. 1963 (made)


Beutlich, Tadek (maker)

Materials and Techniques

Woven linen, ramie, camel hair, honesty seeds, x-ray film and charred wood veneer


Length: 1180 cm, Width: 59 cm, Width: 23 in

Descriptive line

Wall hanging 'Moon' of linen, ramie, camel hair and honesty seeds, made by Tadek Beutlich, Great Britain, ca. 1963

Production Note

Reason For Production: Exhibition


Ramie; Camel hair; Seeds; Film; Veneer




Textiles; Wall coverings; Interiors

Production Type



Textiles and Fashion Collection

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