Asian Textiles at Francesca Galloway, London
Opening on 1 October and on show during London Islamic week and Asian Art in London, a selling exhibition of Asian textiles continues at Francesca Galloway, Dover Street, until 30 November 2015.
A wide range of antique textile art features, the earliest piece being a Chinese embroidery showing a Hellenistic design influence and dated to the 2nd – 4th century. An Egyptian block-printed textile design on paper from the 10th – 11th century depicts a bird of prey grasping a bovine creature in its talons, and a Persian Resht hanging was made in the same technique as the Qajar imperial tent currently on show at the Cleveland Museum of Art. Several Indian chintz palampores and two summer carpets (one from the Amber group of chintzes) are also on show.