In 1905, the Wiener Werkstätte (Vienna Workshops) began producing printed and woven textiles, many designed by artists such as the painter Gustav Klimt (Austrian, 1862–1918). For nearly thirty years, the workshops produced refined and graphically elegant designs, distinctive in their use of flat shapes and bold colors and often incorporating folk art, geometric and architectural motifs, and floral repeats. It is on several of these printed textiles that the Museum’s lively Klimt Patchwork Scarf is based.
Silk chiffon. Imported. 64'' x 18''.