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Dorothy Liebes woven sample. Mid-20th century.

Dorothy Liebes woven sample. Mid-20th century.

Dorothy Liebes woven swatch. Mid-20th century.

Dorothy Liebes woven swatch. Mid-20th century.

Dorothy Liebes woven swatch. Mid-20th century.

Dorothy Liebes woven swatch. Mid-20th century.

Dorothy Liebes | 2/2 twill | synthetic + cotton + metallic | 7-7/8" x 7-5/16" | U.S.A. | c. 1947–'48

Dorothy Liebes | 2/2 twill | synthetic + cotton + metallic | 7-7/8" x 7-5/16" | U.S.A. | c. 1947–'48

Water Lillies in Venetian Red by Jack Lenor Larsen.

Water Lillies in Venetian Red by Jack Lenor Larsen.

American textile designer Dorothy Liebes, who lived from 1897 to 1972, was primarily a weaver who collaborated with architects and interior designers. Her boldly hued textiles often incorporated some surprising media: feathers, metals, ticker tape, leather, bamboo. Frank Lloyd Wright commissioned work from her, and she consulted with major companies like DuPont and Dow, helping to develop mass machinery that mimicked the effects of hand-looming.

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American textile designer Dorothy Liebes, who lived from 1897 to 1972, was primarily a weaver who collaborated with architects and interior designers. Her boldly hued textiles often incorporated some surprising media: feathers, metals, ticker tape, leather, bamboo. Frank Lloyd Wright commissioned work from her, and she consulted with major companies like DuPont and Dow, helping to develop mass machinery that mimicked the effects of hand-looming.

Textile sample  Designer:Dorothy Liebes (American, Santa Rosa, California 1897–1972 New York) Date:ca. 1934 Medium:Various yarns, Lurex (aluminum foil, plastic coated) Dimensions:L. 7, W. 6 inches

Textile sample Designer:Dorothy Liebes (American, Santa Rosa, California 1897–1972 New York) Date:ca. 1934 Medium:Various yarns, Lurex (aluminum foil, plastic coated) Dimensions:L. 7, W. 6 inches

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