Long red rectangle with two squares stacked vertically with three concentric squares in each colored tan, burgundy, and violet on the top and tan, orange, and green on the bottom
Catalog #: 
34
Date: 
20th Century
Subject Matter: 
Non-Objective

Medium: Rya Rug, wool
Edition
Size: 72 x 52 in.
Location: Not on view
Donor: Donated by E.F. Lindquist; conservation and exhibition generously supported by Professor Emeritus H. Dee and Myrene Hoover.

About the Artwork

Rya rugs originated as a thick bed cover to keep people warm in the long winter months. Industrialization in the nineteenth century led to inexpensive, poorly made mass-produced rugs, and they fell out of favor. However, in the early twentieth century, artists renewed their interest in this art form.

Bibliography

"Uhra Simberg-Ehrstrom, Munkki." Color on the Concrete, UTS Art Collection, http://colourontheconcrete.net/portfolio/uhra-simberg-ehrstrom-munkki/

Keywords: 
Friends of Finnish Handicraft, Non-Objective, Textile, Geometric Shapes

More about Uhra Simberg-Ehrström

1914-1979
Nationality: 
Finnish
Biography: 

Uhra Simberg-Ehrstöm joined the Friends of Finnish Handicraft in 1937. The organization design and produced high-quality, handmade products using tradition methods. Simberg-Ehrström showed her work throughout Europe and North America. She represented Finland at four Triennales of Design and the  World Expo in Montreal (1967).