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Carpet
  • Carpet
    Wright, Frank Lloyd, born 1867 - died 1959
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Carpet

  • Place of origin:

    Michigan (made)

  • Date:

    1937 (made)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Wright, Frank Lloyd, born 1867 - died 1959 (designer)
    Saarinen, Loja Mrs, born 1879 - died 1968 (maker)

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Hand-knotted flax warp, woollen knots and flax securing weft bands

  • Credit Line:

    Given by Edgar Kaufmann Jnr.

  • Museum number:

    T.610-1974

  • Gallery location:

    In Storage

Physical description

Square hand-knotted office carpet of woollen and flax. The pattern is of irregular strips of mid yellow confined to one half, on an off-white ground composed of a flax warp, woollen knots and flax securing weft bands.

Place of Origin

Michigan (made)

Date

1937 (made)

Artist/maker

Wright, Frank Lloyd, born 1867 - died 1959 (designer)
Saarinen, Loja Mrs, born 1879 - died 1968 (maker)

Materials and Techniques

Hand-knotted flax warp, woollen knots and flax securing weft bands

Dimensions

Width: 3635 mm Top edge, Width: 3536 mm Bottom edge, Length: 3610 mm Proper right, Length: 3600 mm Proper left, Weight: 52 kg Weighed on roller

Object history note

Designed for the interior of Edgar Kaufmann's office, Kaufmann's Store, 400 Fifth Ave. Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

Descriptive line

Carpet of woollen and flax, designed by Frank Lloyd Wright and made by Loja Saarinen, Michigan, United States, 1937

Production Note

woven by Loja Saarinen, America, 1937

Categories

Textiles; Floor coverings; Interiors

Collection

Textiles and Fashion Collection

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