Grey abstract geometric composition with blue, red, and black sections in the shape of a schematic robot
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Medium: Hand-woven linen
Size: 32 x 24 in.
Location: Inside N259 LC
Donor: Donated by E.F. Lindquist; conservation and exhibition generously supported by Professor Emeritus H. Dee and Myrene Hoover.

About the Artwork

Helmi Vuorelma is a Finish company that started in 1909 by Pearl Vuorelma. It sells textiles ranging from folk costumes to curtains. The company introduced rugs into its catalog in the 1950s. Rugs featuring traditional colors (red and black; black and white) were the most popular. In the 1960s, geometric patterns became more fashionable in the rugs. Because this rug features bright red and blue geometric shapes outlined by grey and black, it was most likely produced in the late 1960s or early 1970s.


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