Weaving is an old craft which has evolved principles upon which even the mechanical loom must still build today. A high degree of handcraft, dexterity, skill and understanding must be acquired, and these are not, as in the case of tapestry, to be nourished by imaginative power or artistic feeling. The coming of grips with the flat loom, as its natural result, the limitation of materials, the restriction of colour, the tying of the form to the weaving process.
The use of a material, on the other hand, limits and determines the choice of the elements. Conclusions about function are always dependent on the conception of life and the living.
Gunta Stölzl - excerpt from “The Development of the Bauhaus Weaving Workshop”, 1931.
Wall hanging, flat-weave with partly reversed harness, 1923.
Samples for curtain fabric, 1926/27.