This is a beautiful silk weaving by Elizabeth Eger Nordgren (b. 1932), a
native of Shenectady, NY. It is constructed on a painted warp of tussah silk.
The primary colors are pink and blue. The design includes brass accents.
Elizabeth received her FFA from Syracuse University. She worked as a
commercial artist for the General Electric company for a number of years.
Elizabeth’s work has won multiple awards, and she became a juried member of
the League of NH Craftsmen in 1973. All League members have to go through the
League’s jury process and meet its rigorous standards for creativity,
innovation, and technical expertise.
The measurements of the weaving are 5.5 inches wide by 12 inches high. The
frame measures 11.5 inches wide by 17.25 inches high.
Silk weaving is one of ancient China’s greatest inventions. Legend says that
it was Lei Zu, the wife of Emperor Huang Di, that invented silk weaving, some
4,000 years ago!
We have a matching silk weave by the same artist that is shown in the attached
images. You can view the matching item here:
This listing is for the silk weaving on the right in the photo of both.