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2019 Winner of the Cordis Prize for Tapestry: Brita Been

The winner of the 2019 Cordis Prize for Tapestry is Brita Been, for her monumental Telemark inspired tapestry, VINE.

16. mars – 27. mai 2019
Inverleith House Gallery,
The Royal Botanic Gardens,

Vine is a joyous statement about heritage and the textile traditions of Norway. It is also a beautiful tapestry.  Simple, bold and bright, it is from a pattern traditionally used to decorate a white linen shirt from Brita’s home county of Telemark.

This is one of this recent series which Brita says is, “a tribute to women’s creative work, their time, their patience and the sheer abundance of these embroideries represented in textile folk art”.