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Portrait

A work made of cotton, pre-dyed warp and weft satin weave with twill interlacings of secondary binding warps and patterning wefts; woven on a loom with a drawloom attachment fabricated by the artist.
© Ethel Stein

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  • A work made of cotton, pre-dyed warp and weft satin weave with twill interlacings of secondary binding warps and patterning wefts; woven on a loom with a drawloom attachment fabricated by the artist.

Date:

1999

Artist:

Ethel Stein (American, 1917-2018)
United States

About this artwork

The complicated weaving technique known as lampas, made possible by the development of the drawloom with a figure harness, is conducive to elaborate patterning. Stein turned to more pictorial subjects once she had set up her loom for the lampas technique in the 1990s. This imposing but enigmatic portrait of a seated woman, whose gestures suggest an interrupted activity, was inspired by a walk through a gallery of Old Master portraits at the Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York.

Status

Currently Off View

Department

Textiles

Artist

Ethel Stein

Title

Portrait

Origin

New York

Date

Made 1999

Medium

Cotton, pre-dyed warp and weft satin weave with twill interlacings of secondary binding warps and patterning wefts; woven on a loom with a drawloom attachment fabricated by the artist

Dimensions

108.5 × 88 cm (46 5/8 × 34 5/8 in.)

Credit Line

Gift of Ethel Stein

Reference Number

2012.423

Copyright

© Ethel Stein

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