Blanket Cylinder Series

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While teaching at the American Indian School in Santa Fe, Dale Chihuly hit upon the idea of using motifs from Indian trade blankets. He made drawings from glass threads, then picked them up with the molten gather of glass at the end of his blowpipe. In this series, Chihuly is primarily concerned with the surface of the glass, suspending patterns of colored threads within simple forms.
Smithsonian American Art Museum
Restrictions & Rights
© 1984, Dale Chihuly
Artist
Dale Chihuly, born Tacoma, WA 1941
Credit Line
Smithsonian American Art Museum, Gift of Eleanor T. and Samuel J. Rosenfeld
Medium
glass
Dimensions
13 1/2 x 9 1/2 in. (34.3 x 24.1 cm)
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1984
Type
Decorative Arts-Glass
Crafts
Object number
2002.8.1