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Le Feu et La Cendre (Fire and Cinders)

A work made of linen and sisal, discontinuous weft plain weave with supplementary brocading wefts, supplementary wrapping wefts and some ground wefts forming cut and uncut weft pile; self-patterned by ground weft floats; appliquéd with smaller rectangle of same weave, wrapped cord, yarn bundles forming cut pile and three-dimensional form in a knotting technique known as macramé.

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  • A work made of linen and sisal, discontinuous weft plain weave with supplementary brocading wefts, supplementary wrapping wefts and some ground wefts forming cut and uncut weft pile; self-patterned by ground weft floats; appliquéd with smaller rectangle of same weave, wrapped cord, yarn bundles forming cut pile and three-dimensional form in a knotting technique known as macramé.

Date:

1973/75

Artist:

Magdalena Abakanowicz (Polish, born 1930)
Poland

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Artist

Magdalena Abakanowicz

Title

Le Feu et La Cendre (Fire and Cinders)

Origin

Poland

Date

Made 1973–1975

Medium

Linen and sisal, discontinuous weft plain weave with supplementary brocading wefts, supplementary wrapping wefts and some ground wefts forming cut and uncut weft pile; self-patterned by ground weft floats; appliquéd with smaller rectangle of same weave, wrapped cord, yarn bundles forming cut pile and three-dimensional form in a knotting technique known as macramé

Dimensions

134.2 × 183.4 cm (52 3/4 × 72 1/4 in.)

Credit Line

Bequest of Hugh C. Johnson

Reference Number

1998.555

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