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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
© Textile design by Georgia Chapman and Meredith Rowe
Gallery location
Not on display
Physical 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.