Tapestry Study

Anni Albers


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Pictured Size
1.83 × 3.05m (6' × 10')

Pictured Weave
Hand Knotted & Hand Twisted Loop

Handspun Wool & Silk

About This Rug
Produced in association with the Josef & Anni Albers Foundation


One of the most influential textile artists of the 20th century, Anni Albers began her career at the Bauhaus, where – prevented from studying other disciplines as a woman – she took up weaving under the tutelage of Gunta Stölzl. This kickstarted a lifelong passion for the tactile and aesthetic possibilities of textiles and led her to the US, where she became the first textile artist to be honoured with a show at the Museum of Modern Art – and the most famous weaver of the modern age.