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Blanket Cylinder Series

1984 Dale Chihuly Born: Tacoma, Washington 1941 glass 13 1/2 x 9 1/2 in. (34.3 x 24.1 cm) Smithsonian American Art Museum Gift of Eleanor T. and Samuel J. Rosenfeld © 1984, Dale Chihuly 2002.8.1 Renwick Gallery
2nd Floor, Room 203

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While teaching at the American Indian School in Santa Fe, Dale Chihuly hit upon the idea of using motifs from Indian trade blankets. He made drawings from glass threads, then picked them up with the molten gather of glass at the end of his blowpipe. In this series, Chihuly is primarily concerned with the surface of the glass, suspending patterns of colored threads within simple forms.


decorative arts - glass

Crafts - Glass

About Dale Chihuly

Born: Tacoma, Washington 1941

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