Helena Hernmarck and Mary Hunt Kahlenberg: Making Tapestry and Collecting Indonesian Textiles

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March 15, 2022

Mae Colburn (Interviewer) Christopher Buckley (Editor)


Language: English

PDF: 7 pages

Interview owith Helena Hernmarck a tapestry artist who was born in Sweden and is active on the East Coast of the United States. Many of her signature pieces are based on photographic originals. She was a good friend of the late Mary Kahlenberg, a well-known dealer and pioneer in the field of Indonesian textiles, who passed away in 2011.

Helena recently donated her collection of Indonesian textiles to Tracing Patterns Foundation. Many of these textiles which were sourced by Mary Kahlenberg in the early days of her collecting ‘in the field’. This article, consisting of Helena’s recollections, is illustrated with Helena’s photographs and some of her textiles.

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