Woven Calico Rug (T87)

Catalogue Record

Collection

Maker

Title

Woven Calico Rug

Made in

London

Date

1984

Description

Rug with a cotton warp and calico weft, in coloured blocks of black, blues, red and yellow.

Materials and techniques

Cotton warp, calico weft. Calico dyed and ripped to make a continuous thread. Woven using tapestry and kelim techniques to make a dense weft-faced rug. Warp threads sewn back into rug.

Dimensions

length:  142cm
width:  127cm

Object number

T87

Category

Maker's statement

It is one of the first pieces I made, when I started making rugs. I think it was definitely a turning point for using stronger colour and simpler geometric shapes. It is an old favourite. One of those pieces of work where you learn an awfull lot.