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Tapestry - Pollination


  • Object:


  • Date:

    circa 1963

  • Artist/Maker:

    Beutlich, Tadek (Maker, Designer)

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Linen warp

  • Museum number:


  • Gallery location:

    In Storage

Physical description

Tapestry in wool with abstract pattern in black and reds. The bottom half of the design with two sections of slightly differing red. From the top of these sections emerge abstract shapes in various colours flowing into the black background.


circa 1963


Beutlich, Tadek (Maker, Designer)

Materials and Techniques

Linen warp


Width: 108 cm, Height: 120 cm

Object history note

Donated to the museum by the Beutlich family.
Having originally trained in fine art, Tadek Beutlich turned to tapestry design and production after visiting an exhibition of French tapestries at the V&A. He enjoyed the opportunity that textiles offered in producing hangings of luxury, orginality and beauty. Often inspired by nature, he brought abstract designs into his weaving, believing that these forms were well suited to the medium and production of tapestry.

Descriptive line

Tapestry, 'Pollination', with abstract pattern in black and reds, by Tadek Beutlich

Bibliographic References (Citation, Note/Abstract, NAL no)

The technique used for the wavy lines in this tapestry are described in 'The Technique of Woven Tapestry' by Tadek Beutlich, published by Batsford, 1967, pp. 61 & 66.




Tapestry weaving


Textiles and Fashion Collection

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