News: Asia

  1. Fabulous textiles on show in Cleveland

    On 30 June 2013, The Cleveland Museum of Art opened its new North Wing galleries with an inaugural exhibition ‘Luxuriance: Silks from Islamic Lands, 1250-1900’, which reveals the museum’s exceptional oriental textiles collection to the world for the first time in almost a decade

  2. Asian Art in Brussels

    The first edition of Asian Art in Brussels (AAB) is currently taking place till 9th June, 2013. Founded by the original group of dealers of BOA Fair, AAB has been expanded with some excellent new leading dealers in the arts of South and South East Asia, China, Japan and other Asian countries.

  3. Alistair Macleod from Hand and Lock speaking at London College of Fashion

    In a lecture organised by the South and Southeast England Section of the Textile Institute, Alistair Macleod, chairman of Hand & Lock, will be speaking at London College of Fashion today, Wednesday 22nd May 2013. The prestigious company has specialised in producing the highest quality hand-embroidered products since 1767. For more information and to register for the talk,… Read more »

  4. LACMA acquires rare Balinese painting

    The LACMA has acquired an exceptional Balinese painting depicting The Temptation of Arjuna, from the estate of renowned Indian art historian Ananda Coomaraswamy.

  5. Suzani Stars at Skinner’s

    Top lot in Skinner’s Boston sale of Oriental Rugs and Carpets on 11 May was lot 118, this high class Shahrisyabz embroidery, with the classic four and one design in both field and border, which fetched $50,000 against a paltry estimate of just $2,000-3.000. While not a world record, it is one of the highest prices ever paid for the type, and indeed for suzanis of any label.

  6. Quai Branly launches Philippines art

    Paris’s Quai Branly museum has a good track record of bringing the art of little-known cultures to the attention of worldwide audiences. The Philippines can hardly been described as ‘little-known’, of course, but – unbelievably, until now – its art and culture have not been the subject of any specialist exhibitions.


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