Larsen Design Studio Jack Lenor Larsen
Larsen Design Studio, American, Samarkand, 1968, Cotton; velvet, hand screen-printed; Length: 165.1 cm (65 inches), Georgianna Sayles Aldrich Fund 2007.4.2
Jack Lenor Larsen is the preeminent American textile designer of the twentieth century. A handweaver by training, he established the Larsen Design Studio in partnership with Win Anderson in 1958. Since the beginning of his career, Larsen has embraced world textile traditions by exploring yarn and whole cloth production as well as techniques from resist dyes to lace. His collections are themed in accordance with their design inspiration. Samarkand was created after a trip to Central Asia.