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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 (makers)

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Flax warp, woollen knots and flax securing weft bands

  • Credit Line:

    Given by Edgar Kaufmann Jnr.

  • Museum number:

    T.611-1974

  • Gallery location:

    In Storage

Physical description

Irregularly shaped carpet of woolen 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. The irregular shape was designed to fit the contours of the office.

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 (makers)

Materials and Techniques

Flax warp, woollen knots and flax securing weft bands

Dimensions

Width: 1935 mm Top Edge, Width: 1922 mm Bottom Edge, Length: 4245 mm Proper Right, Length: 3229 mm Proper Left, Weight: 37 kg

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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