Wall hanging – 'Looking Out'
1. Riverweaver (Cottage Industry)
2. Jenny Fraser
This wall hanging, titled 'Looking Out', was created by Jenny Fraser during the early 1980s. It is an artistic piece made from wool sourced from Jenny's own sheep from a farm she had at Tamahere, Waikato. 'Looking Out' represents the less commercial side of Fraser's practice, prior to relocating to Hamilton East and creating the Riverweaver fashion brand.
Collection of samples and supporting material related to Riverweaver (Hamilton cottage industry) c.1985–2016. The industry was founded by Jenny Fraser in the early 1980s. She initially worked out of her home in the country, on countermarch looms, weaving all wool rugs using the fleece of her black and coloured sheep. She later moved the industry to Hamilton East on-the-river and hired up to eight craftswomen as contract weavers.
New Zealand Natural Fibre Artist Originals.
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Collection of Waikato Museum Te Whare Taonga o Waikato