Wool; tubular plain weave, patterned in five-color, three-span floats, warp substitution; oblique twill interlacing with paired elements; "cross-knit" looping; plain oblique interlacing with four elements; strips of tubular plain weave double cloth and five-color complementary warp weave with warp substitution strips of plain weave double cloth and five-color complementary warp weave; oblique twill interlacing with three elements
33.7 × 20.3 cm (13 1/4 × 8 in.)
Kate S. Buckingham Endowment
Extended information about this artwork
Else Regensteiner, Geometric Design in Weaving (Schiffer Publishing, 1986), p. 43, fig. 3-8.
Eduard Gaffron (1861–1931), Lima, Peru, from 1892 to 1912, then Berlin, from [History of the Department report (Joanne Behrens, 1985) and correspondence in curatorial file]; by descent to his children Mercedes Gaffron, Berlin then Durham S.C. and Hans Gaffron (1902–1979), Berlin then Chicago [correspondence and documentation of the Gaffron Collection in curatorial file]; sold to the Art Institute, 1955.
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