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Indigo 23

A work made of cotton, warp resist dyed (warp ikat) satin damask weave; woven on a loom with a drawloom attachment fabricated by the artist.
© Ethel Stein

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  • A work made of cotton, warp resist dyed (warp ikat) satin damask weave; woven on a loom with a drawloom attachment fabricated by the artist.

Date:

1988

Artist:

Ethel Stein (American, 1917-2018)
United States

About this artwork

The beautiful modulation of tone found here, both within the indigo and also in the feathered area where blue warps transition into white, results from the use of the ikat technique. This involves dyeing warps (usually the vertical element on the loom) in a resist process and/or wefts (interlaced with the warps, usually horizontal on the loom) according to a predetermined pattern before the weaving takes place. In the case of this work, only the warps have been resis-dyed. Stein has an indigo vat in her cellar and does her own ikat dyeing.

Status

Currently Off View

Department

Textiles

Artist

Ethel Stein

Title

Indigo 23

Place

New York (Object made in)

Date

Made 1988

Medium

Cotton, warp resist dyed (warp ikat) satin damask weave; woven on a loom with a drawloom attachment fabricated by the artist

Credit Line

Gift of Ethel Stein

Reference Number

2012.412

Copyright

© Ethel Stein

Extended information about this artwork

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