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Husaari (Hussar; Furnishing Fabric)

A work made of cotton, plain weave; screen printed.

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  • A work made of cotton, plain weave; screen printed.

Date:

1967

Artist:

Designed by Maija Isola (Finnish, 1927–2001)
Produced by Marimekko Oy (Founded 1951)
Finland, Helsinki

About this artwork

Bold diagonals dominate this furnishing fabric design named after the Hussars, lightly armed European cavalry officers who wear highly decorated uniforms. The pointed and angled geometry of the rectilinear forms conveys a sense of forward motion, as though a force of scouting soldiers astride horses were galloping ahead with speed and urgency.

Status

Currently Off View

Department

Textiles

Artist

Maija Isola (Designer)

Title

Husaari (Hussar; Furnishing Fabric)

Origin

Finland

Date

Made 1967

Medium

Cotton, plain weave; screen printed

Dimensions

305.9 × 137.7 cm (120 1/2 × 54 1/4 in.) Warp repeat: 76.3 cm (30 in.)

Credit Line

Gift of Marimekko, Inc.

Reference Number

1980.139

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