News: Textile

  1. Andy Williams’ Navajo blankets make a million

    All 61 lots in The Andy Williams Collection of Navajo Blankets (actually 58 blankets and three baskets) on Tuesday 21 May at Sotheby’s in New York found buyers, for a total of just under a million dollars.

  2. English Textile Design of the Late 19th Century at the MAK, Vienna

    ‘A Shot of Rhythm and Colour: English Textile Design of the Late 19th Century’, at the Museum für angewandte Kunst (MAK), Vienna Until 13 October 2013, offers a representative survey of the MAK’s major collection of European Arts & Crafts textiles

  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. Morris & Co. Embroidery at Christie’s in London

    On May Day 2013, in Christie’s London sale of 20th Century Decorative Art and Design, two English Arts & Crafts Movement embroideries closely associated with William Morris and his daughter May Morris were sold for significant prices.

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