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Photo Credit: Ed Watkins, 2007

Katherine Westphal (United States, b. 1919)

Past Splendor
Date: 1985
85 1/2 x 82 1/2 x 2 in. (217.2 x 209.6 x 5.1 cm)
Medium: Japanese handmade paper; dyed, stamped, transfer-printed with color Xerox, machine-stitched
Credit Line: Museum of Arts and Design, New York; gift of the artist, 1991
Object number: 1991.77
Not on View
DescriptionKimono shaped wall hanging. Many small, colored rectangular images printed on pieces of fabric (the imagery looks like faded postcards or travel photographs) are stitched together with black thread to form the jacket. The black threads hang down; making the piece looks somewhat unfinished. There is a contrasting row of gold and white checkerboard patterns around the collar and at the edges of the sleeves. The piece appears to have been stamped with a red, circular stamp.
  • Paper
  • Wall Hangings