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A work made of cut suede, cotton, glazed ceramic, glass, coins, foil-wrapped stones, mother-of-pearl button, and clear plastic shells; appliquéd, pieced and over sewn with cotton in needle lace; straight, button hole, stem and roman stitches; some printed.

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  • A work made of cut suede, cotton, glazed ceramic, glass, coins, foil-wrapped stones, mother-of-pearl button, and clear plastic shells; appliquéd, pieced and over sewn with cotton in needle lace; straight, button hole, stem and roman stitches; some printed.

Date:

1973/1976

Artist:

Claire Zeisler (American, 1903–1991)
Chicago, United States

About this artwork

This experimental work was created by textile designer Claire Zeisler, who studied at the Institute of Design (ID) in the 1940s with avant-garde sculptor Alexander Achipenko. Zeisler is known for her monumental, free compositions of knotted and wrapped fiber. This suede rectangle was part of a series of works that incorporated mundane found materials such as stones, coins, printed textiles, buttons, and bits of glass. This suede rectangle became the ground for a collage of natural and manmade objects, attached with colored thread, along with geometric shapes in cut suede, much like the exercises undertaken as texture studies at the ID.

Status

Currently Off View

Department

Textiles

Artist

Claire Zeisler

Title

Untitled

Place

United States (Object made in)

Date

Made 1973–1976

Medium

Cut suede, cotton, glazed ceramic, glass, coins, foil-wrapped stones, mother-of-pearl button, and clear plastic shells; appliquéd, pieced and over sewn with cotton in needle lace; straight, button hole, stem and roman stitches; some printed

Inscriptions

"1974," "1975" hand-written on reverse side

Dimensions

31.1 × 48.9 cm (12 1/4 × 19 1/4 in.)

Credit Line

Nicole Williams Contemporary Textile Fund

Reference Number

2015.285

Extended information about this artwork

Object information is a work in progress and may be updated as new research findings emerge. To help improve this record, please email . Information about image downloads and licensing is available here.

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