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Wool

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  • Objects

    Irene Lentz Gibbons

    Ca. 1959
    suit
    Wool, silk; plain weave
    Gift in honor of Rosemary McGurn O’Brien 1998.105.1

  • Objects

    Textile

    Unknown artist, Italian; German

    Mid-17th century
    Textile
    Linen or hemp (white threads) and wool (green yarn) brocatelle
    Length: 70.5 cm (27 3/4 inches)
    Gift of Mrs. Gustav Radeke 06.074

  • Objects

    Man's wearing blanket (Chief blanket, phase II)

    Unknown artist, Navajo; North American Indian

    1855-1863
    Man’s wearing blanket (Chief blanket, phase II)
    Wool and cotton tapestry weave
    Length: 179.1 cm (70 1/2 inches)
    Gift of Mrs. Murray S. Danforth 45.083

  • Objects

    Dress

    Emanuel Ungaro

    Ca. 1968
    Dress
    Printed wool
    Center back length: 84.5 cm (33 1/4 inches)
    Gift of William McCue 1990.137.2

  • Objects

    Furnishing textile fragment

    Unknown artist, European; Dutch

    1750-1800
    Furnishing textile fragment
    Wool cut velvet, pressed
    24.1 x 25.2 cm (9 1/2 x 9 15/16 inches) (top edge)
    Museum Works of Art Fund 47.349

  • Objects

    Unknown artist, French

    Ca. 1926
    pullover
    wool
    66 cm (26 inches) (center back length)
    Gift of L. J. Cella III 1990.129.62A

  • Objects

    Tapestry fragment

    Unknown artist, Franco-Flemish

    Ca.1376-1378
    Tapestry fragment
    Wool tapestry weave
    56.5 x 92.7 cm (22 1/4 x 36 1/2 inches)
    Mary B. Jackson Fund 29.278

  • Objects

    Dress

    Claire McCardell

    Ca. 1950
    Dress
    Wool plain weave
    119.4 cm (47 inches) (center back length)
    Gift of Mrs. Warren E. Teixeira, RISD Textile Design Department 58.173.1

  • Objects

    Comme des Garçons

    1983-84
    jumper
    Wool
    Length: 137.2 cm (54 inches) (shoulder to hem)
    Gift of Sandra Lopen Barker 1999.35.5

  • Objects

    Coverlet

    James Alexander

    1828
    Coverlet
    Linen and wool doublecloth
    Length: 246.4 cm (97 inches)
    Bequest of Mrs. Elizabeth C. Story 15.110

  • Objects

    Wari Tunic

    Unknown artist, Peruvian; Wari culture

    Ca. 600-850
    Wari Tunic
    Wool and cotton interlocked tapestry weave
    Length: 110.5 cm (43 1/2 inches)
    Mary B. Jackson Fund and Edgar S. Lownes Fund 40.007

  • Objects

    Jamawar length

    Unknown artist, Indian; Kashmiri

    Late 19th century
    Jamawar length
    Wool double-interlocking twill tapestry weave
    Length: 238.8 cm (94 inches)
    Bequest of Miss Lucy T. Aldrich 55.329

  • Objects

    Trim fragment

    Unknown artist, Egyptian

    6th century-7th century
    Trim fragment
    Wool and linen tapestry weave
    Length: 21.9 cm (8 5/8 inches)
    Gift of Mrs. Gustav Radeke 14.392

  • Objects

    Canvas-work picture

    Unknown artist, American

    Mid 18th century
    Canvas-work picture
    Linen plain weave with wool and silk smbroidery tent stitch
    Length: 60.3 cm (23 3/4 inches)
    Gift of Mrs. Jesse H. Metcalf 23.075

  • Objects

    Charles James

    1962
    dress
    Wool knit
    Length: 106.7 cm (42 inches)
    Gift of Mr. Rodman A. Heeren 63.040.1

  • Objects

    Man's suit

    Unknown artist, English

    Ca. 1765
    Man’s suit
    Brushed and fulled-wool plain weave
    Center back length: 105.4 cm (41 1/2 inches) (coat)
    Mary B. Jackson Fund 1995.054

  • Objects

    Bill Blass

    1960’s
    dress
    Wool knit with silk cuffs and collar
    Length: 111.8 cm (44 inches)
    Gift of Mrs. Peter Farago 1986.163.2

  • Objects

    Textile fragment

    Unknown artist, Italian

    16th century
    Textile fragment
    Wool; linen
    Length: 41.9 cm (16 1/2 inches)
    Gift of Mrs. Gustav Radeke 06.205

  • Objects

    Men's shoes

    T.M. Seabury

    Late 19th century-early 20th century
    Men’s shoes
    Leather with tooling, embroidery, cutwork, brass grommets, and silk pompom
    Height: 8.9 cm (3 1/2 inches)
    Gift of Mr. and Mrs. Joseph K. Ott 79.077.13

  • Objects

    Cocktail dress

    Pierre Cardin

    Ca.1970
    Cocktail dress
    Wool, mirrored chrome metal; crepe-twist yarn, chain-link, appliqué, plain weave
    Center back: 99.1 cm (39 inches)
    Gift of Isabelle Weinstein 1986.228.16

  • Objects

    Unknown artist, Coptic; Egyptian

    6th century CE-7th century CE
    tunic panel
    Linen and wool tapestry
    35.6 x 38.1 cm (14 x 15 inches)
    Gift of Mrs. Gustav Radeke 11.056

  • Objects

    Chemise dress

    Cristóbal Balenciaga

    Ca. 1957
    Chemise dress
    Wool bouclé yarn twill weave
    98.7 cm (38 7/8 inches) (center back length)
    Museum purchase with funds from the Fine Arts Committee and Mary B. Jackson Fund 1997.83

  • Objects

    Trim fragment

    Unknown artist, Egyptian

    5th century CE-6th century CE
    Trim fragment
    Wool tapestry weave
    23.5 x 10.8 cm (9 1/4 x 4 1/4 inches) (complete piece)
    Gift of Stephen O. Metcalf 10.016

  • Objects

    Textile Length

    Harry Angelo Co.

    Ca. 1930
    Textile Length
    Ribbed wool blend textile, discharge and over printed
    472.4 x 95.9 cm (186 x 37 3/4 inches)
    Gift of L. J. Cella 1991.123.7

  • Objects

    Stool

    Georges Jacob II

    Early 19th century
    Stool
    Mahogany; wool; jute; brass (alloy)
    56.8 x 56.5 x 40.6 cm (22 3/8 x 22 1/4 x 16 inches)
    Gift of Mrs. Harold Brown 37.146

  • Objects

    Stool

    Georges Jacob II

    Early 19th century
    Stool
    Mahogany; wool; jute; brass (alloy)
    56.8 x 56.5 x 40.6 cm (22 3/8 x 22 1/4 x 16 inches)
    Gift of Mrs. Harold Brown 37.147

  • Objects

    Woman's hood

    Unknown artist, Micmac

    Ca. 1775
    Woman’s hood
    Wool twill weave with glass beadwork and applied silk ribbon
    Height: 36.8 cm (14 1/2 inches)
    Gift of Edward B. Goodnow 81.019.10

  • Objects

    Armchair

    Eero Saarinen

    1957
    Armchair
    Fiberglass-reinforced plastic, cast aluminum, wool
    81.3 x 66 cm (32 x 26 inches)
    Gift of The Athenaeum Bookbinders 1998.32

  • Objects

    Mitten

    Unknown artist, Swedish

    19th century
    Mitten
    Hand-knit wool
    22.9 x 12.7 cm (9 x 5 inches)
    Gift of Mrs. Henry F. Carr 26.001

  • Objects

    Pantaloons worn by a member of the Giles Lodge family

    Unknown artist, American

    Ca. 1815
    Pantaloons worn by a member of the Giles Lodge family
    Wood broadcloth
    Length: 104.1 cm (41 inches)
    Gift of the Estate of Dr. Giles Lodge 79.103.4

  • Objects

    Man's prayer cap

    Unknown artist, Turkish

    Early 20th century
    Man’s prayer cap
    Wool, cotton; soumak (supplementary weft wrapping)
    17.8 x 16.5 cm (7 x 6 1/2 inches)
    Gift of Anne G. Cann 1992.058.3

  • Objects

    Textile length

    Unknown artist, French; American

    1st Quarter of the 20th Century
    Textile length
    Wool, silk, cotton; interlooped
    65.4 x 55.9 cm (25 3/4 x 22 inches)
    Gift of L. J. Cella 1991.098.5

  • Objects

    Woman's suit

    Pierre Balmain

    1957
    Woman’s suit
    Wool knit with applied braid trim
    50.8 x 40.6 cm (20 x 16 inches) a)
    Gift of Mr. Rodman A. Heeren 62.017.4

  • Objects

    Dress

    Unknown artist, Dakota; North American Indian; Sioux; Sisseton

    Late 19th century-early 20th century
    Dress
    Wool plain weave with silk ribbon, sequin, and shell appliqué
    133.3 cm (52 1/2 inches) (center back length)
    Museum Works of Art Fund 44.592

  • Objects

    Unknown artist, Italian

    Ca. 1600
    textile
    Linen; wool
    35.6 x 20.6 cm (14 x 8 1/8 inches)
    Museum Works of Art Fund 46.499

  • Objects

    Blouse

    Crystal Fritz

    1961
    Blouse
    Cotton; wool; synthetic fiber
    Gift of RISD Apparel Design Department 61.082X.5

  • Objects

    Blanket or rug

    Unknown artist, Moroccan

    Ca. 1910
    Blanket or rug
    Wool plain and twill weave with supplementary weft patterning
    Length: 297.2 cm (117 inches)
    Gift of Miss Julia Brewster in memory of Mrs. Elizabeth Newton Bosworth 43.260

  • Objects

    Clutch bag

    Carty

    Ca. 1925
    Clutch bag
    Wool tapestry weave with steel bead embellishment
    22.9 x 15.2 cm (9 x 6 inches)
    See notes below… 1991.169.11

  • Objects

    Fragment from a tunic

    Unknown artist, Egyptian; Roman-Egyptian

    6th Century CE
    Fragment from a tunic
    Wool and linen tapestry weave
    Length: 18.1 cm (7 1/8 inches)
    Gift of Mrs. Gustav Radeke 11.052

  • Objects

    Man's cloak

    Unknown artist, New Zealander

    1880-1890
    Man’s cloak
    Twined flax with wool pompoms
    Length: 196.9 cm (77 1/2 inches)
    Gift in memory of Mr. and Mrs. W. Frederick Williams, Jr. by their children 75.026.67

  • Objects

    Study for 'Front Pages'

    Helena Hernmarck

    1981
    Study for ‘Front Pages’
    Handwoven tapestry incorporating rolaken technique, wool warp, and cotton and linen wefts
    Length: 83.8 cm (33 inches)
    Gift of the artist 1995.021

  • Objects

    Textile fragment

    Unknown artist, Arabian

    17th century
    Textile fragment
    Wool twill weave
    Length: 43.8 cm (17 1/4 inches)
    Museum Works of Art Fund 48.325

  • Objects

    Textile fragment

    Unknown artist, Italian

    16th century-17th century
    Textile fragment
    Linen; wool
    Length: 54.3 cm (21 3/8 inches)
    Gift of Mrs. Gustav Radeke 06.073

  • Objects

    Purse

    Unknown artist, American

    Ca. 1750
    Purse
    Wool plain weave with wool enbroidery
    24.8 cm (9 13/16 inches) (length)
    Gift of Madeleine U. Wilcox and Mrs. Zenas R. Bliss in memory of Mrs. Anna Utley Wilcox 56.137.63

  • Objects

    Woman's dress and coat ensemble

    Bonnie Cashin

    1968
    Woman’s dress and coat ensemble
    Wool with suede trim; plain weave and wool jersey knit lining
    Gift of Philip Sills 80.171.13

  • Objects

    Textile fragment

    Unknown artist, Huari; Peruvian

    CE 500-900
    Textile fragment
    Cotton and wool pile weave
    Length: 31.8 cm (12 1/2 inches)
    Museum Appropriation Fund 35.767

  • Objects

    Textile fragment

    Unknown artist, Egyptian; Arabic-Egyptian

    13th Century
    Textile fragment
    Linen plain weave with wool embroidery
    Length: 25.4 cm (10 inches)
    Gift of Mrs. Jesse H. Metcalf 16.328

  • Objects

    Suit worn by Richard Merkin

    F.L. Dunne and Company, New York and Boston

    1968
    Suit worn by Richard Merkin
    Wool twill-weave, cotton plain-weave shirt
    Gift of Richard Merkin 1999.65.2

  • Objects

    Jacket worn by Richard Merkin

    F.L. Dunne and Company, New York and Boston

    1968
    Jacket worn by Richard Merkin
    Wool twill weave
    Gift of Richard Merkin 1999.65.7

  • Objects

    Coverlet

    Ann Dexter

    1815 and 1900
    Coverlet
    Linen plain weave with wool embroidery
    Length: 229.2 cm (90 1/4 inches)
    Gift of Edith N. Rathbun 2000.106.2

  • Objects

    Coat worn by Edward Carrington

    Unknown artist, American

    Ca. 1820
    Coat worn by Edward Carrington
    Wool broadcloth with silk velvet collar and gilt brass buttons
    92.7 cm (36 inches) (center back length) shoulder seam to bottom of tails
    Gift of Margarethe L. Dwight 36.142.24

  • Objects

    P.U.G. Habig

    Ca. 1970
    hat
    Wool; feather; silk; silver
    Height: 17.8 cm (7 inches)
    Gift of Lisette Tillinghast 2003.132.1

  • Objects

    The Principal Wife

    Sheila Hicks

    1968
    The Principal Wife
    Bundled and wrapped linen, rayon and acrylic yarns
    Length: 254 cm (100 inches)
    Gift of in memory of Mary Josephine Cutting Blair 2005.42

  • Objects

    Morning suit worn by Eben S. Doolittle

    Norton & Sons

    1941
    Morning suit worn by Eben S. Doolittle
    Wool twill weave
    Jacket: 103.5 cm (40 3/4 inches) (center back length)
    Gift of Nancy P. Doolittle 2006.88.3

  • Objects

    Suit worn by Charles Rosenberg

    Mitsuhiro Matsuda

    Ca. 1986
    Suit worn by Charles Rosenberg
    Wool twill weave
    Jacket: 76.2 cm (30 inches) (center back length)
    Gift of Charles Rosenberg, RISD Class of 1988 2008.14.2

  • Objects

    Lightning Bolt (textile sample)

    POLLACK & Associates

    RISD Museum Collection, “Women’s Work: A Common Thread”, Spring 2007
    Lightning Bolt (textile sample)
    Polyester, wool, and nylon jacquard weave
    Length: 22.9 cm (9 inches) (each)
    Gift of POLLACK 2007.93.8.5

  • Objects

    Lightning Bolt (textile sample)

    POLLACK & Associates

    RISD Museum Collection, “Women’s Work: A Common Thread”, Spring 2007
    Lightning Bolt (textile sample)
    Polyester, wool, and nylon jacquard weave
    Length: 22.9 cm (9 inches) (each)
    Gift of POLLACK 2007.93.8.7

  • Objects

    Lightning Bolt (textile sample)

    POLLACK & Associates

    RISD Museum Collection, “Women’s Work: A Common Thread”, Spring 2007
    Lightning Bolt (textile sample)
    Polyester, wool, and nylon jacquard weave
    Length: 22.9 cm (9 inches) (each)
    Gift of POLLACK 2007.93.8.8

  • Objects

    A Touch of the Bubbly

    POLLACK & Associates

    RISD Museum Collection, “Women’s Work: A Common Thread”, Spring 2007
    A Touch of the Bubbly
    Acrylic, wool, polyester; jacquard knit
    Length: 22.9 cm (9 inches) (each)
    Gift of POLLACK 2007.93.11.1

  • Objects

    A Touch of the Bubbly

    POLLACK & Associates

    RISD Museum Collection, “Women’s Work: A Common Thread”, Spring 2007
    A Touch of the Bubbly
    Acrylic, wool, polyester; jacquard knit
    Length: 22.9 cm (9 inches) (each)
    Gift of POLLACK 2007.93.11.2

  • Objects

    Cocktail dress

    Geoffrey Beene

    1967
    Cocktail dress
    Hand-embroidered rhinestones on brushed double-faced wool
    Center back: 97.2 cm (38 1/4 inches) size 10
    Gift of Mark Pollack 2008.48.1

  • Objects

    Furnishing panels

    Otto Prutscher

    Ca. 1906
    Furnishing panels
    Wool, silk; hand-embroidery
    Length: 264.2 cm (104 inches) .1 and .2
    Mary B. Jackson Fund 2008.69.1

  • Objects

    Pride dress

    Liz Collins

    2003
    Pride dress
    Cotton, synthetic fiber, wool; plain weave, machine knit-grafted
    Center back: 276.9 cm (109 inches)
    Gift of Liz Collins and Gary Graham 2008.75.1

  • Objects

    Dress

    Anne Klein and Co.

    2007
    Dress
    Wool; nylon
    101.6 cm (40 inches) (center back length) Size: 8
    Edgar J. Lownes Fund 2008.70.1

  • Objects

    Coat and dress ensemble

    Pauline Trigère

    1960s
    Coat and dress ensemble
    Wool, silver ornament; twill weave, plain weave, printed
    Center back: 102.9 cm (40 1/2 inches) (coat)
    Gift of Shelley and Loren Ross 2008.78.2

  • Objects

    Maxi coat

    Zandra Rhodes

    1969
    Maxi coat
    Wool, wood beads; plain weave, printed, fulled
    Center back: 152.4 cm (60 inches)
    Helen M. Danforth Acquisition Fund 2009.2.1

  • Objects

    Embroidery sample

    Miss Anea (pseudonym of Anea Tonnegotti)

    1940-1970
    Embroidery sample
    Sequins and beads on velvet with ribbon label.
    Length: 40.6 cm (16 inches)
    Gift of Hope Grayson and John Simon 2008.73.153

  • Objects

    Tan sweater (cardigan)

    Christien Meindertsma

    2005
    Tan sweater (cardigan)
    Wool
    Center back length: 71.1 cm (28 inches)
    Helen M. Danforth Acquisition Fund 2009.22.1

  • Objects

    Black sweater (vest) FLOCKS B87 002

    Christien Meindertsma

    2005
    Black sweater (vest) FLOCKS B87 002
    Wool, handknit
    Center back length: 88.9 cm (35 inches)
    Helen M. Danforth Acquisition Fund 2009.22.2

  • Objects

    Sweater and Skirt Set

    Ottavio Missoni

    Sweater and Skirt Set
    Wool and nylon knit
    57.1 cm (22 1/2 inches) (center back length) sweater
    Gift of Nina Salter 2009.26

  • Objects

    Dress

    Consuela Castiglioni

    Ca. 2008
    Dress
    Cotton; linen; viscose; wool; acetate; rayon
    87.6 cm (34 1/2 inches) (center back length)
    Museum Purchase 2009.62.3

  • Objects

    Woman's suit and vest

    Emily Moon

    2007/2008
    Woman’s suit and vest
    Wool; rayon; nylon
    61 cm (24 inches) (center back length) jacket
    Georgianna Sayles Aldrich Fund See preferred credit line 2009.69.1

  • Objects

    Dress and Sweater

    Joseph Aaron Segal

    2009
    Dress and Sweater
    Wool, mohair, rayon, nylon, cotton
    Center back length: 83.8 cm (33 inches) (Pocket dress)
    Phil Seibert Alumni Acquisition Fund 2009.100

  • Objects

    Shmuel Hatt

    Anna Gitelson-Kahn

    In his Shabbat’s Best, 2009
    Shmuel Hatt
    Alpaca; hand knit
    7.6 x 17.8 cm (3 x 7 inches)
    Gift of the artist 2009.102.5

  • Objects

    Ralph Rucci

    Fall 2005
    dress
    Wool, silk, Lycra, suede; jersey knit, satin weave
    133.3 cm (52 1/2 inches) (center back length)
    Gift of Celeste Cooper 2009.119.1

  • Objects

    Suit worn by Michael Strange (pseudonym of Blanche Oelrichs)

    Brooks Uniform Co.

    Ca. 1928
    Suit worn by Michael Strange (pseudonym of Blanche Oelrichs)
    Wool crepe coat with silk velvet collar, wool crepe trousers, silk plain weave dickie
    Jacket: 100.3 cm (39 1/2 inches) (center back length)
    Gift of Joan Avillez 2011.84

  • Objects

    The Original

    Dashing Tweeds

    2002/2012
    The Original
    Wool twill weave
    185.4 x 162.6 cm (73 x 64 inches)
    Gift of Guy Hills 2012.31.1

  • Objects

    Urban Check

    Dashing Tweeds

    2002/2012
    Urban Check
    Wool twill weave
    203.2 x 157.5 cm (80 x 62 inches)
    Gift of Guy Hills 2012.31.2

  • Objects

    New Dandy Blue

    Dashing Tweeds

    2002/2012
    New Dandy Blue
    Wool twill weave
    198.1 x 156.2 cm (78 x 61 1/2 inches)
    Gift of Guy Hills 2012.31.3

  • Objects

    Suit worn by John Krill

    Take Six Boutique

    1967/1968
    Suit worn by John Krill
    Wool plain weave
    Jacket: 81.3 cm (32 inches) (center back length)
    Gift of John Krill 2012.22