"Seedy Weeds," Fabric Sample Designed by Ruth Adler Schnee, 1953

Summary

Pins strewn about her sewing table. Snowflakes under a microscope. A stack of firewood. Adler Schnee took inspiration from the world around her, both the fantastic and the mundane. She created strikingly modern abstract and often organic forms. For this design, aptly named "Seedy Weeds" by her husband Eddie, Adler Schnee was motivated by -- you guessed it -- her personal garden.

Pins strewn about her sewing table. Snowflakes under a microscope. A stack of firewood. Adler Schnee took inspiration from the world around her, both the fantastic and the mundane. She created strikingly modern abstract and often organic forms. For this design, aptly named "Seedy Weeds" by her husband Eddie, Adler Schnee was motivated by -- you guessed it -- her personal garden.

Artifact

Textile sample

Date Made

1953

Location

Not on exhibit to the public.

Object ID

2000.103.5

Credit

From the Collections of The Henry Ford. Purchased with funds from the Eleanor B. Safford Memorial Textile Fund.

Material

Haircloth

Color

Yellow
Orange (Color)
White (Color)

Dimensions

Height: 51 in

Width: 13 in

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