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Medium
silk; hand printed, hand dyed
Measurements
361.0 cm (length) 101.5 cm (width)
Place/s of Execution
Melbourne, Victoria
Accession Number
1999.191
Department
Australian Fashion and Textiles
Credit Line
National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne
Purchased, 1999
Gallery location
Not on display
Description
The textile hanging is made with a series of hand dyed and handprinted fabrics pieced together in a narrow length. Several metres of brown silk organza are printed overall with a black grid pattern. A wide border of black velvet is printed with the devoré method (a chemical discharge process, which dissolves the pile) leaving a sheer geometric impression. The top of the hanging has a narrow slipcase for a dowel to facilitate the hanging of the work.