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Jack Lenor Larsen, Samarkand, 1968, Georgianna Sayles Aldrich Fund

Jack Lenor Larsen Larsen Design Studio


Jack Lenor Larsen, designer
American, b. 1927
Larsen Design Studio, design label
American, 1958-present
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.

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