A remarkable weaving designed by Alexander Calder tilted “Number 9”. It is number 29/100 and has a cloth identification tag affixed to the back. . It was skillfully woven by Guatemalan artisans, working in collaboration with Calder, with the intention of benefiting the survivors of the devastating Nicaraguan earthquake.
The weaving is in very good condition for its age with no breaks or tears. The front has some fading, only really noticeable when you compare it to the back. We have it hanging in our gallery from a rod. That was how it has been hanging in the home since the 1970’s. Some of the jute or cord loops have been replaced.
There is some ripple to the weaving as it’s hung now but that can be smoothed out when permanently hung. The rod is not original.
Measure approximately 57×82 inches as it’s hung now.
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Accompanying this extraordinary piece is a copy of the original certificate of authenticity, from C.A.C. Gallery of NYC. This was directly from the original owner. This certificate serves as a testament to the artwork’s authenticity and provides a link to its charitable purpose.
The weaving showcases Calder’s artistic prowess, blending his distinctive style with the traditional techniques and cultural influences of the Guatemalan weavers. The intricate patterns and vibrant colors reflect the rich heritage and craftsmanship of the region, resulting in a captivating visual composition.