Thursday, 1 September 2022

"The nature of Man; the 'horseness' of horses; and the divine in human form"

A piece of heavy weave fabric, "Warriors" designed by Dame Elisabeth Frink in 1960, for Edinburgh Weavers, in brown and cream, 123cm x 99cm. For Auction 9th - 21st September (Timed Auction).

Elisabeth Frink was one of the rising stars of British art. The frieze like composition, evokes classical relief sculpture, a subject that was of particular inspiration to Frink and which she returned to on a number of occasions in differing media. Warriors was one of the most expensive fabrics in the Edinburgh Weavers series at £6 a yard, this took into account the difficulty of the weave and the choice of expensive woollen yarns. Evidently Dame Frink must have favoured the design, as curtains made from Warrior fabric were in use at her Dorset home until at least 1982.

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