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Woven Tapestry - The Unsaid

The Unsaid

  • Object:

    Woven Tapestry

  • Place of origin:

    Yorkshire (hand woven)

  • Date:

    2009 (hand woven)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Lawty, Sue (maker)

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Hand woven linen and ramie tapestry

  • Museum number:

    T.132-2011

  • Gallery location:

    In Storage

The Unsaid' is the culmination of an artist's residency within the Furniture, Textile and Fashion Department. The title alludes to the sense of mystery, history and hidden histories concealed within the fragments of Copic and Peruvian textiles studied by the artist in the textile stores and study galleries (110 and 101).

Physical description

Tapestry, hand woven linen and ramie woven at 12 warp threads per inch; linen and ramie threads are very pale, with a minimal design of a grid of small marks to the right of the tapestry.

Place of Origin

Yorkshire (hand woven)

Date

2009 (hand woven)

Artist/maker

Lawty, Sue (maker)

Materials and Techniques

Hand woven linen and ramie tapestry

Dimensions

Height: 150 cm, Width: 150 cm

Object history note

'The Unsaid' is the culmination of an artist's residency within the Furniture, Textile and Fashion Department. The title alludes to the sense of mystery, history and hidden histories concealed within the fragments of Copic and Peruvian textiles studied by the artist in the textile stores and study galleries (110 and 101). The title is taken from an essay by Louise Gluck 'Disruption, Hesitation, Silence,' Proofs & Theories: Essays on Poetry (New York: Ecco, 1994) 74-75.

Descriptive line

Tapestry, hand woven, designed and made by Sue Lawty, West Yorkshire, 2009

Materials

Linen; Ramie

Techniques

Hand woven; Tapestry

Categories

Tapestry; Textiles

Production Type

Unique

Collection

Textiles and Fashion Collection

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