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Carpet

1937 (made)
Artist/Maker
Place Of Origin

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.


object details
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Object Type
Materials and Techniques
Flax warp, woollen knots and flax securing weft bands
Brief Description
Carpet of woollen and flax, designed by Frank Lloyd Wright and made by Loja Saarinen, Michigan, United States, 1937.
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.
Dimensions
  • Top edge width: 1935mm
  • Bottom edge width: 1922mm
  • Proper right length: 4245mm
  • Proper left length: 3229mm
  • Weight: 37kg
Weight including roller and pole
Credit line
Given by Edgar Kaufmann Jnr.
Object history
Designed for the interior of Edgar Kaufmann's office, Kaufmann's Store, 400 Fifth Ave. Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
Production
woven by Loja Saarinen, America, 1937
Association
Associated Objects
Collection
Accession Number
T.611-1974

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record createdMay 18, 2005
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