News: April 2017

  1. Phulkari, 20th century. Artist/maker unknown, Punjabi. Handspun cotton plain weave (khaddar) with silk embroidery in running, darning, pattern darning, herringbone, split, stem and cross stitches, 9 feet 5 inches × 58 inches (287 × 147.3 cm). The Jill and Sheldon Bonovitz Phulkari Collection.

    Phulkari in Philadelphia

    A group of nineteen phulkari from the Punjab, dated mostly to the first half of the 20th century, is a promised gift to the Philadelphia Museum of Art and forms the basis of this survey into the genre’s fascinating and complex history

  2. Salvago Collection Ottoman Textiles, Sotheby’s London 26 April 2017

    Sotheby’s London sale of Arts of the Islamic World on Wednesday 26th April 2017 includes twenty lots (139-158) of Ottoman and East Mediterranean complex silks, velvets and embroideries from the outstanding collection of Argine Benaki Salvago, grande dame of Alexandrian society in the 1930s and considered ‘one of Europe’s most beautiful women, the toast of… Read more »

  3. Tapestry, Carpets & Textiles, Christie’s London, April 2017

    The last week of April 2017 sees the textile arts represented in three separate Christie’s auctions.  First, at King Street on on Tuesday 25th, ‘Noble & Private Collections I’ includes a number of European tapestries, notable among them a 16th century Franco-Flemish Millefleurs fragment. Also at King Street, on Thursday 27th, is ‘Art of the Islamic… Read more »

  4. Austria Auctions 7

    Austrian Auctions offers rugs and textiles drawn from several international collections in its seventh sale on Saturday 22 April at 4 pm.

  5. Shahsavan sumakh bag, northwest Persia, Moghan-Savalan region, 19th century. 0.51 m (1' 8") square. Wendel R. Swan Collection, Peter Pap, San Francisco

    Textile art in San Francisco

    The Tribal & Textile Show in San Francisco has long been a hub for non-western art. Ben Evans visits the show in its first year under new management, and reviews the best textile on offer

  6. Anka Cooperative

    Empowering Refugees Through Carpet Weaving

    The Anka Cooperative, a social enterprise in association with US rug producer Woven Legends, is turning to Kickstarter to improve the lives of even more refugee women.

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