PL 174

Gunta Stölzl


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Pictured Size
2.45 × 3.05m (8' × 10')

Hand knotted

Handspun wool

About This Rug
From a design painted circa 1928. Original artwork for this design is in the ‘Victoria and Albert Museum, London. (Inv.-No. 395-1969).

Published: Gunta Stölzl : Meisterin am Bauhaus Dessau By Verlag Gerd Hatje, Germany, 1997 Plate 174, page 155.


As the only female master of the Bauhaus, textile artist Gunta Stölzl is arguably the single most influential figure in the modern history of Western woven art. Under her leadership, the school's weaving workshop was transformed from a neglected department to one of its most successful facilities. During her tenure, she updated the focus from pictorial work to more industrial designs, introducing radical ideas from the world of modern art to weaving, and initiated experiments in materials and methods that helped shift weaving into the modern age.