News: Textile

  1. Sartirana Textile Show

    A selection of antique rug and textile galleries exhibited at Sartirana Textile Show, La Pila, Lomellina, 13-16 September 2018.

  2. ‘Armenia!’ at The Met, opening 22 September 2018

    Opening 22 September at The Metropolitan Museum of Art, and running until 13 January 2019, Armenia! explores the arts and culture of Armenians, from their conversion to Christianity in the early fourth century, through to their leading role in international trade in the 17th century.

  3. Anatomy of an Object: A Phulkari Embroidery

    The silk embroidered shawls of the Punjab combine the aesthetic of folk art with the rich varied silk hues of precious luxury. Ben Evans reveals the techniques and traditions lying below the surface of these vibrant textiles.

  4. Anatomy of an Object: A Flemish Tapestry

    ‘Relative Values: The Cost of Art in the Northern Renaissance’ currently showing at The Met uses the currency of cows to illustrate the expense of tapestries at the time of their manufacture. Rachel Meek discusses the exhibition’s concept and sole tapestry with curator Elizabeth Cleland.

  5. Afghan War Rugs Come to Berlin

    From 26 February to 20 March 2015, Wild Teppich- und Textilkunst in Berlin-Mitte will show selected Afghan war rugs, woven in the period between the Soviet occupation of Afghanistan in the 1980s through to almost the present day. These rugs shock through juxtaposing the beauty of traditional crafts and war-related imagery.

  6. Volkmann-Treffen 2014, Berlin

    This weekend, 24 – 26 October the annual Volkmann-Treffen 2014 will take place in Berlin. This year the topic is tents, inspired by the Türckische Cammer in Dresden.

  7. Gail Martin Gallery Moves

    Gail Martin has relocated her textile art showroom to her spacious apartment just four blocks away from the previous Gail Martin Gallery location on Riverside Drive, New York.

  8. Image conscious: textiles and photographs of India

    Richard Mull writes: San Rafael’s Tom Cole is well known to the rug and textile world for his writings on, among other things, Tibetan, Baluch, Turkmen, and other Central Asian material. His photographic talents, however, have been underappreciated. Given his eye for the beauty and colour of woven art, this second string to his bow… Read more »

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