Anni Albers (1899-1994) combined hand-weaving with the aesthetics of Modern Art, making textiles her key form of expression. Born in Berlin, she left Germany for the USA in 1933 and built a new life and career there, travelling often to Mexico, Chile and Peru. Her work reflects the collection of ancient Pre-Columbian textiles that she put together during her travels which culminated in her seminal book "On Weaving", 1965. She was also influenced by and drew upon soureces from Africa and Asia, as well as from the Americas.
These images are from her first major exhibition of her work in the UK at the @tate , on view until 27th Jan.