Arts and Cult-yurt Friday: Felt Yurt

Last year Janice Arnold created the Palace Yurt, an installation for Fashioning Felt at the Cooper-Hewitt National Design Museum in New York. Her inspiration came from the museum building itself, according to CH blogger Susan Brown:

“During a visit to Cooper-Hewitt…West-coast felt-maker Janice Arnold was intrigued by the form of the museum’s conservatory. Its domed roof and iron mullions resemble the radiating struts of the framework of a yurt—the circular tent dwelling of the nomadic tribes who first created felt. [In March 2009], Arnold will begin installing Palace Yurt, an installation created especially for the Museum’s exhibition Fashioning Felt.”

Here’s a video of the making of the Palace Yurt:

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