"Burner Dye" (fabric no. 9-361)

Designer: Reiko Sudo (Japanese, born Ibaragi, 1953)

Manufacturer: Nuno Corporation

Date: 2000

Medium: Stainless steel, cotton

Dimensions: 240 1/2 x 46 in. (610.9 x 116.8 cm)

Classification: Textiles-Woven

Credit Line: Gift of Nuno Corporation, 2001

Accession Number: 2001.348.1


Sudo is inspired by how stainless steel pots and pans burn to a beautiful opalescence over a burner flame. This loosely woven stainless steel broadcloth is held over an open flame, the gas jets marking stripes across the surface to create the pattern.