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Maker: Arline M. Fisch, American, born 1931

“Woven Twill” Collar

1970

Sterling silver, feathers

Height x Diam.: 3 1/2 x 5 1/4 in. (8.89 x 13.335 cm)
Janet and Simeon Braguin Fund
2008.90.1.1
Jeweler Arline Fisch led the reappraisal of textile techniques that permeated the 1960s and 1970s through her work, her teaching, and her pioneering book Textile Techniques in Metal for Jewelers, Sculptors, and Textile Artists (1975). Woven Twill is an early and important necklace that represents Fisch’s experimentation with weaving in silver. Woven Twill was included in Textile Techniques in Metal as one of the key examples of weaving. The shimmering band quotes the dog collar–style chokers popular in the late nineteenth century, while the incorporation of feathers is unusual for Fisch and references Native American jewelry.
Culture: 
American
Period: 
20th century
Classification: 
Jewelry
Geography: 
Made in San Diego, California
Status: 
On view*
Provenance: 

Collection of the artist

Bibliography: 

“Acquisitions 2009,” Yale University Art Gallery Bulletin (2009): 130.

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