Friday, November 03, 2017

Britta Marakatt-Labba



A note to myself - but that I am sharing with all of you for inspiration.

Britta Marakatt Labba's beautiful embroidered tapestry about the history of the Sami people from Lapland.  (wool on linen)

The complete textile is pictured beautifully on the Textile Forum blog - click here.
A few photos are also on Modernist Aesthetic, posted today.

The tapestry is 24 meters long and has the elements I love about Finnish (and Swedish) textiles.
Modesty
Simplicity
Craftsmanship
Sumptuousness yet pared down
Just the right amount of empty space
The artist speaks about the Goddess myths and the reindeer on the textile forum link.  xo

7 comments:

Els said...

AAAAAHHHHHHHHH what an A-MA-ZING piece of work .... !!!!!!!!!!!
She did that on her own ???
I'm in awe

susan hemann said...

lovely! reminds me of Janet Bolton- many years ago she was my first inspiration to cloth as a story

Vivian Cothros said...

Thank you for posting this amazing piece Judy! Loads of inspiration indeed!

Sue McQ said...

Friend, Beyond words! Thank you for sharing this amazing piece. Yes, I agree with Susan Hemann that I, too, thought of Janet Bolton.

willow woman said...

An incredible pause for the morning. It is a meditation and truly inspiring. Thank you Judy!

Madalene Axford Murphy said...

Thanks for sharing this, Judy. The quiet strength and beauty of this piece is amazing.

monika brueckner said...

Hi,
I saw this work in real in Kassel. It was very impressive and very interesting. The audience was fascinated, wanted to touch...and it had a a great attraction. Stitching in the Art World. In the same room there was the work of an African artist, Aboubakar Fofana. He works to Indigo and installed a mobile out of shirt, skirts dyed with Indigo.
It was a wonderful exhibition.