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Cactus

A work made of silk, plain weave; appliquéd with cotton, rayon, silk, wool, and metal foil laminated in cellulose acetate film, plain weave with supplementary patterning wefts; cotton, rayon and silk, twill and plain weaves; embroidered with silk, linen, wool, cotton, jute, rayon and cellulose acetate in buttonhole, coral, zig-zag coral, feather, long-armed cross, open chain and stem stitches; laid work and couching.

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  • A work made of silk, plain weave; appliquéd with cotton, rayon, silk, wool, and metal foil laminated in cellulose acetate film, plain weave with supplementary patterning wefts; cotton, rayon and silk, twill and plain weaves; embroidered with silk, linen, wool, cotton, jute, rayon and cellulose acetate in buttonhole, coral, zig-zag coral, feather, long-armed cross, open chain and stem stitches; laid work and couching.

Date:

1958

Artist:

Mariska Karasz (American, born Hungary, 1898–1960)
United States, New York, Brewster

About this artwork

Status

Currently Off View

Department

Textiles

Artist

Mariska Karasz

Title

Cactus

Origin

New York

Date

Made 1958

Medium

Silk, plain weave; appliquéd with cotton, rayon, silk, wool, and metal foil laminated in cellulose acetate film, plain weave with supplementary patterning wefts; cotton, rayon and silk, twill and plain weaves; embroidered with silk, linen, wool, cotton, jute, rayon and cellulose acetate in buttonhole, coral, zig-zag coral, feather, long-armed cross, open chain and stem stitches; laid work and couching

Dimensions

247.7 × 136 cm (97 1/2 × 53 1/2 in.)

Credit Line

Gift of Mrs. Solveig Cox

Reference Number

1992.449

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