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PALM TREE

Designer:
Sheila Hicks (American, born Hastings, Nebraska, 1934)
Manufacturer:
Atelier Philippe Hecquet Aubusson
Date:
1984–85
Medium:
Wool, cotton, rayon, silk, linen
Dimensions:
H. 143-3/4, W. 108-1/8 inches (365 x 275 cm.)
Classification:
Textiles-Tapestries
Credit Line:
Purchase, Anonymous Gift, 1986
Accession Number:
1986.298
Not on view
This tapestry is a prototype for a larger hanging made for King Saud University in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia. Hicks made the preparatory work, or cartoon, in her studio in Paris. The tapestry was then hand-woven by the artist with the help of three assistants in the Atelier Philippe Hecquet in Aubusson, France, following the traditional weaving methods established at the Aubusson workshops in the early sixteenth century.
New York. The Metropolitan Museum of Art. "Masterpieces of Modern Design: Selections from the Collection," May 30–October 5, 2008.

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