Born in Sweden, contemporary crafts artist Ragnhild Langlet spent much of her career in the San Francisco Bay area. She held teaching positions at the Art Institute of Chicago and the University of California, Berkeley before becoming a self-employed artist. Langlet has worked in many media, crafting works from fabrics and linen as well as metals. She has worked extensively with nuihaku, a Japanese technique of couching metal-foil covered thin cords. Langlet's tapestry was commissioned for the new Henrietta campus in 1968.