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DALE CHIHULY: Blanket Cylinders 1975-2016

DALE CHIHULY: Blanket Cylinders 1975-2016

Peach Cylinder with Indian Blanket Drawing, 1995, 20 x 9 x 9"

Peach Cylinder with Indian Blanket Drawing, 1995, 20 x 9 x 9"

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Chihuly found inspiration in the handloomed rug and blanket designs of the Diné (Navajo) tribe during a visit to New Mexico in 1974. He experimented with drawings on glass vessels using a process informed by his background in weaving, fusing colorful glass threads in intricate designs to vessels in a molten state. Chihuly’s Blanket Cylinders, which debuted in 1975, are reflective of Chihuly’s appreciation for Native American cultures and their influence on contemporary art.

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