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Hanging - Macrogauze 26
  • Macrogauze 26
    Collingwood, Peter, born 1922 - died 2008
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Macrogauze 26

  • Object:


  • Place of origin:

    Great Britain (made)

  • Date:

    1968 (made)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Collingwood, Peter, born 1922 - died 2008 (designer)

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Woven linen, stainless steel

  • Museum number:


  • Gallery location:

    In Storage

Peter Collingwood produced this piece in 1968, using a technique for warp-dominant weaving which he had developed during the winter of 1962 and 1963. He perfected the technique in 1967 and produced a series of these 'macrogauzes'. This piece was exhibited in Collingwood/Coper, which opened at the V&A in January 1969. The exhibition toured the UK, from January to August 1969, showing rugs and wall-hangings by Collingwood and ceramics by Hans Coper. Collingwood had trained as a weaver in the studios of Ethel Mairet, Barbara Sawyer and Alastair Morton from 1950-52, having previously graduated in medicine. He also taught weaving extensively and had many books on the subject published.

Physical description

Wall hanging of woven black and natural linen with stainless steel rods.

Place of Origin

Great Britain (made)


1968 (made)


Collingwood, Peter, born 1922 - died 2008 (designer)

Materials and Techniques

Woven linen, stainless steel


Height: 213 cm, Width: 63 cm, Height: 84 in, Width: 25 in

Descriptive line

Wall hanging 'Macrogauze 26' of woven linen with stainless steel rods, designed by Peter Collingwood, Great Britain, 1968

Production Note

Reason For Production: Exhibition


Linen; Stainless steel




Textiles; Wall coverings; Interiors

Production Type



Textiles and Fashion Collection

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