"web-like diffusion fabric ... an undulating stripe slanting deliberately across the warp at different levels in varying widths..." Natural

%C2%A9 Jack Lenor Larsen%2C Inc.%2C Larsen Design Studio

Diagonal Stripe, 1959-1963

Cotton, linenexpand_more

Gift of Cowtan & Tout, Inc.expand_more  99.1.1142

Not on Viewexpand_more

The production capabilities of individual workshops sometimes limited Larsen’s ability to maintain stock of a particular pattern. The Italian weavers who first fabricated Diagonal Stripe soon ceased to produce this challenging weave with angled weft alignment. Only after several decades did Larsen find another dependable source, Thai silk weavers, whom the company persuaded to use linen threads because they were more durable for casement fabric construction. The company was able to reintroduce the fabric with a new name, Onward, in 2000.

Details
Title
Diagonal Stripe
Artist Life
New York, est. 1952
Role
Designer
Accession Number
99.1.1142
Curator Approved

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"web-like diffusion fabric ... an undulating stripe slanting deliberately across the warp at different levels in varying widths..." Natural

© Jack Lenor Larsen, Inc., Larsen Design Studio