Private Affair I

A work made of hemp, knotting technique known as macramé (multiple chain knots), twisted and wrapped cords; cut fringe.

Image actions

  • A work made of hemp, knotting technique known as macramé (multiple chain knots), twisted and wrapped cords; cut fringe.

Date:

1986

Artist:

Designed by Claire Zeisler (American, 1903–1991)
Executed by Claire Zeisler Studio
United States, Illinois, Chicago

About this artwork

The noted Chicago artist Claire Zeisler was a sculptor who, worked off the loom, handled fiber as others handle wood, metal or stone. In this work, a cascade of tightly knotted and wrapped strands of natural hemp falls into a whorl of loose ends that form the base. The simplicity of th enatural hemp is enhanced by the flawless craftsmanship, which was inspired by Pre-Columbian textile techniques and the American Indian woven baskets Zeisler collected throughout her life.

Currently Off View

Textiles

Artist

Claire Zeisler

Title

Private Affair I

Origin

Chicago

Date

1986

Medium

Hemp, knotting technique known as macramé (multiple chain knots), twisted and wrapped cords; cut fringe

Dimensions

Approx. h. 320 cm (126 in.) Approx. spill diam. 228.6 cm (90 in.)

Credit Line

Marion and Samuel Klasstorner Endowment

Reference Number

1986.1050

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 .

Share

Sign up for our enewsletter to receive updates.

Learn more

Image actions

Share