News: textile

  1. 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.

  2. 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.


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