Avis Higgs 'Spirals and Korus' Rug - Dilana

Avis Higgs 'Spirals and Korus' Rug - Dilana

4,065.00

Maker: Dilana | New Zealand
Artist: Avis Higgs | New Zealand
Year: 1940s
Edition: 20
Dimensions: W 210cm, D 140 cm

This collaboration with significant mid-20th century textile designer and artist Avis Higgs draws on the innovative and highly celebrated modernist designs she produced during the 1940s. 

Born and trained in Wellington, Higgs became Head Designer for Silk and Textile Printers in Sydney from 1941 to 1946. Taking inspiration from the local environment and nearby locations such as Bondi Beach, she earned a reputation as one of Australasia's most innovative textile designers. In 1948 Higgs returned to New Zealand and once again drew inspiration from her local environment creating designs based on native plants, flowers, and taonga held at the National Museum.

Dilana has been hand crafting New Zealand's most luxurious rugs for over 35 years. Since opening their Christchurch based Workshop in 1980, the company has successfully collaborated with many leading contemporary artists. The Dilana legacy can be seen in some of the most distinguished homes, commercial buildings, art galleries and museums throughout the world.

This rug has been hand tufted from the finest New Zealand wool at the Dilana workshop in Christchurch.

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Made by Dilana

Dilana has been hand crafting the finest New Zealand made rugs for over 35 years. Since opening their Christchurch based Workshop in 1980, the company has successfully collaborated with many leading contemporary artists. 

Dilana has crafted a legacy that can be seen in some of the most distinguished homes, commercial buildings, art galleries and museums throughout the world.

Dilana is guided by a philosophy of beauty, art and function.
— Hugh Bannerman | Founder
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Artist | Avis Higgs

New Zealand-born Avis Higgs was an award-winning painter and one of Australasia’s most innovative and versatile textile designers of the 1940s. In more than 80 years as an artist and designer, she made a significant contribution to the development of New Zealand art and design.


Avis’ work in the first half of the 20th century prefigured much that was to happen in subsequent New Zealand art and design, including the area of Pakeha Māori motif modernism.

Source | www.avishiggs.com

 
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