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Sunflower

Item Code: JA-sunflower-i
Medium
Woven Carpet
Date of Work
2017
Signed
Initialled
Edition Size
3
Height (cm)
163
Width (cm)
100
Suite
Spirit of Place
Base price £3,850
Includes free UK delivery
Initialled hand woven wool and silk carpet in an edition of 3.

Inspired by dried sunflowers in France.

The wool is grown in the Himalayas and hand spun, dyed and woven in the Kathmandu Valley.
John Allen PortraitSince launching his solo career, John Allen (85) has become one of the most sought-after designers in the industry, renowned for his colourful hand-woven carpets. A child of working class upbringing, he initially trained as a dental technician and helped in the family coal business before enrolling on textiles courses at Camberwell and the Royal College of Art. At the latter he became a critical member of the faculty, setting up their first knitting course in 1977, lecturing, and being made an official fellow in 1985. In 1989 he left to concentrate on his own work, and in the three decades hence has worked for some of the biggest names in fashion. A recent edition of bags and towels for Loewe featuring Allen’s carpet designs sold out twice to VIP collectors before it even reached the shelves.
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