Berit Engen WEFT and D'RASH – A Thousand Jewish Tapestries

Black Lace and Gates
Wrought iron gates and lace clothing are barriers with the quality of a transparent veil: one can appear seducing and/or rejecting, observing and/or hiding. The artisan techniques are decorative and ornamental with sharp contrasts between the material (most often mono-chromatic) and open spaces.

Two contrasting colors within each tapestry give the series an electric but balanced feel, and each tapestry contains a sense of both tension and release.
A pattern is introduced in the first tapestry and repeated in the following three, but in each with a different number of warp and weft threads. The uneven distance between the respective threads changes the proportions of the pattern so that the diminished and enlarged images, though resembling each other, may appear quite different.

- 4 tapestries. (Series completed.)
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