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Lenore Tawney (United States, 1907–2007)

Bound Man
Date: 1957
91 x 36 in. (231.1 x 91.4 cm)
Medium: Wool, silk, linen, goat hair; discontinuous weft brocade, woven
Credit Line: Museum of Arts and Design, New York; purchased by the American Craft Council, 1958
Object number: 1958.2
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DescriptionVertical woven panel depicting an elongated and abstracted figure on his knees, with his arms tied behind his head and his head bowed. Although the piece is narrative, it is the minimalism of the composition makes it difficult to understand. The horizontal strands are widely spaced, in tan, brown, black, and orange.
  • Weaving
  • Wall Hangings