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Wall hanging - Fungi IX

Fungi IX

  • Object:

    Wall hanging

  • Date:

    1976

  • Artist/Maker:

    Beutlich, Tadek

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Moving to Spain in 1974, Beutlich started experimenting with materials that he found locally, including the esparto grass growing outside his home. At this stage he worked without a loom to produce what he called 'free-warp' tapestry, combining various different grasses and materials into his work. In the 'Off the Loom' 1997-98 Crafts Council touring exhibition booklet it is listed as being constructed of 'esparto grass, sisal, processed cotton wool and wrapped warp ends'.

  • Museum number:

    T.52-2017

  • Gallery location:

    In Storage

Physical description

A free warp tapestry constucted of esparto grass, sisal and processed cotton wool. The hanging is bordered along the two side edges by long hanging jute fronds.

Date

1976

Artist/maker

Beutlich, Tadek

Materials and Techniques

Moving to Spain in 1974, Beutlich started experimenting with materials that he found locally, including the esparto grass growing outside his home. At this stage he worked without a loom to produce what he called 'free-warp' tapestry, combining various different grasses and materials into his work. In the 'Off the Loom' 1997-98 Crafts Council touring exhibition booklet it is listed as being constructed of 'esparto grass, sisal, processed cotton wool and wrapped warp ends'.

Dimensions

Width: 100 cm whole hanging with fronds hanging down, Height: 72 cm hanging excluding jute fronds that hang down at side

Object history note

Donated by the Beutlich family.

This hanging, Fungi 9 (sic), is listed in the booklet for 'Off the Loom', a Crafts Council touring exhibition of 1997-98. Also listed in this exhibition is a piece entitled Fungi 10, dated 1975.

Another piece entitled Fungi 2, was sold in the 'Under Construction' exhibition by the Crafts Council in 1997. Beutlich often used the same titles for his pieces, differentiating them only by their number, as he revisited and explored favourite themes.

Descriptive line

Wall hanging, 'Fungi IX', constructed of various fibres, by Tadek Beutlich

Production Type

Unique

Collection

Textiles and Fashion Collection

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