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Photo: Ed Watkins, 2007

Magdalena Abakanowicz (Poland, b. 1930)

Abakan Violet
Date: c. 1969
94 x 86 x 17 in. (238.8 x 218.4 x 43.2 cm)
Medium: Sisal; woven
Credit Line: Museum of Arts and Design, New York; gift of the Dreyfus Corporation, through the American Craft Council, 1974
Object number: 1974.1
Not on View
DescriptionWoven sisal dyed deep red purple. The circular form, which has one large vertical opening in the center (resembling a vagina) with two slits on the left side and six slits on the right side. Rough threads emerge from all around the work, with a line of fringe across the top quarter of the circle. On the back of the piece, there is a woven tongue-like projection which falls behind the largest opening in the front.
  • Weaving

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