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Published: 22 February 2020

By Andy Ross

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Article of the week - Number Three

Each week a different article from the collection at the studio is featured. This time it is a textile by Marino Marini.

Marino Marini was an Italian sculptor best-known for his large equestrian pieces. This cloth was created for Edinburgh Weavers in 1959 and is made of cotton rayon with gold thread picking out details. Jacquard woven, the piece is called Cavallo, and it represents an important part of not only this artist's work but also highlights the forward thinking of Alastair Morton, director of Edinburgh Weavers, who commissioned artists and designers to create printed and woven fabrics for the company. A piece of this fabric is in the Victoria and Albert Museum collection. The Edinburgh Weavers book mentioned on the website above is available in the studio library for study.