Turkey-Work (Susan Howe) 2020, Hand embroidery on linen, 23.75 x 40.75 x 2 in. (60.3 x 103.5 x 5.1 cm)


One of the once most mis-
understood materials in
decorative art studies has
been turkey-work no clue
given as to why a colony
of refugee weavers weave
undoubtedly scrap arras
Wrong of other to others
turkey-work apart theory

Turkey-work frames are
made to fit the covers en
suite as one may guess
in dreams all material is

and turkey-work palpably
reveals material parallels
Refugee weavers no clue
in decorative art studies

— Susan Howe, “Bed Hangings II”