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Satin Weave Shawl

Madagascar, 2011
188 x 27 cm

Warp: 48 threads
Weft: 96 threads
Weight: 82 grams


April 2011: Presented at the opening of ‘Spinning Gossamer: Golden Spider Silk Textile’ exhibition at The Art Institute, Chicago, USA

April 2012 – August 2013: Copenhagen Museum of Natural History, Denmark ‘Spiders’

September 2019 – April 2020: Rhode Island School of Design Museum of Art, USA ‘The Art and Design of Spider Silk’

This was the second small weave and was completed in 2011.  Using a satin weave allowed the beauty of the silk and its extraordinary lustre to be showcased, offering a contrast to the etherealness of the sheer taffeta shawl.

Photographs courtesy of the RISD Museum, Providence, RI