Slit Tapestry Red-Green, Gunta Stölzl, 1927–1928. Bauhaus-Archiv Berlin / © VG Bild-Kunst, Bonn 2016.
Slit Tapestry Red-Green, Gunta Stölzl, 1927–1928. Bauhaus-Archiv Berlin / © VG Bild-Kunst, Bonn 2016.

For its director, the division of the Dessau textile class into a teaching and a production workshop opened up the possibility of exploring the artistic potential and design vocabulary of weaving. The 'Schlitzgobelin Rot-Grün' (Slit Tapestry Red-Green), for which Stölzl had drafted a large number of sketches, was created within this context. The dominance of the titular red and green contrasts supports and balances the bold composition. 

Literature:
Bourneuf, Annie (2009): Ein spekulativer Gobelin. Gunta Stölzls 'Schlitzgobelin Rot-Grün', in: Bauhaus-Archiv / Museum für Gestaltung, Stiftung Bauhaus Dessau und Klassik Stiftung Weimar (publ.): Modell Bauhaus, Ostfildern, p. 221.
Stiftung Bauhaus Dessau (1997): Gunta Stölzl. Meisterin am Bauhaus Dessau. Textilien, Textilentwürfe und freie Arbeiten 1915–1983, Ostfildern-Ruit.