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A work made of cotton, plain weave with discontinuous supplementary wefts bound in twill interlacings and supplementary pile warps forming cut and voided velvet; woven on a loom with a drawloom attachment fabricated by the artist.
© Ethel Stein

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  • A work made of cotton, plain weave with discontinuous supplementary wefts bound in twill interlacings and supplementary pile warps forming cut and voided velvet; woven on a loom with a drawloom attachment fabricated by the artist.

Date:

1984/2008

Artist:

Ethel Stein (American, 1917-2018)
United States

About this artwork

Stein created this amoeba-like form after visiting an exhibition about the exploration of life in the deep ocean or volcanoes at the American Museum of Natural History in New York.

Status

Currently Off View

Department

Textiles

Artist

Ethel Stein

Title

Ancestors

Place

New York (Object made in)

Date

Made 1983–2008

Medium

Cotton, plain weave with discontinuous supplementary wefts bound in twill interlacings and supplementary pile warps forming cut and voided velvet; woven on a loom with a drawloom attachment fabricated by the artist

Dimensions

64.5 × 53.3 cm (25 3/8 × 21 in.)

Credit Line

Gift of Ethel Stein

Reference Number

2012.443

Copyright

© Ethel Stein

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