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%C2%A9 Jack Lenor Larsen%2C Inc.%2C Jack Lenor Larsen%2C 1984

Steppeflower, 1984

Cotton; warp printedexpand_more

Gift of Jack Lenor Larsenexpand_more  87.18

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One of the achievements of contemporary designers has been the integration of historic and ethnographic aesthetics with modern technology. Coloring individual threads with a specific design and then weaving them together to create a patterned cloth (ikat) is a very labor-intensive technique developed over a thousand years ago in Asia. The process was mechanized by Europeans in the last century but remains a complicated procedure which only recently has been used to create contemporary designs.

This fabric, with its distinctive 1980s coloration, incorporates the blurred edges, chintz finish, and some design elements of the spectacular ikats produced in Central Asia during the last century.

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born 1927
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display length of warp printed and jacquard woven in Switzerland

© Jack Lenor Larsen, Inc., Jack Lenor Larsen, 1984