News: textile art

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    Antique Rug and Textile Show, San Francisco

    This year’s Antique Rug and Textile Show in San Francisco was held at the newly renovated Greenwich Inn, a 1950’s era motel at 2055 Steiner Street, 27-29 October. Emma Gardner reports.

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    Islamic Art in Dallas

    The Keir Collection of Islamic Art Gallery opened at the Dallas Museum of Art on 18 April 2017, with a long-term installation in a new purpose-designed space dedicated to Islamic art. The new installation features more than 100 works from the Keir Collection, including a substantial number that have never previously been exhibited. Assembled over five… Read more »

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    Fibres of Life, Hong Kong University Museum and Art Gallery

    Hong Kong University Museum and Art Gallery’s exhibition ‘Fibres of Life’ (15 September–26 November 2017) and the publication Ikat Textiles of the Indonesian Archipelago offer the world an overview of the ikat styles found across the islands, and the first comprehensive work of reference on the subject.

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    Classical Carpets and Renaissance Paintings in Venice

    A major exhibition, ‘Sérénissime Trame: Carpets from the Zaleski Collection and Renaissance Paintings’, opens on Thursday 23 March 2017 at the Galleria Giorgio Franchetti alla Ca’ d’Oro in Venice.

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    Carpets and Islamic Art at the MIA, Doha

    ‘Imperial Threads: Motifs and Artisans from Turkey, Iran and India’, the current exhibition at the Museum of Islamic Art in Doha, Qatar (15 March–4 November 2017), brings a new perspective to the MIA’s remarkable permanent collection.

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    Baluch Flatweaves in Freiburg

    The 12th annual Baluchi symposium was held at the Stadtteilzentrum Vauban in Freiburg, Germany, from 5 to 7 May 2017. The talks were accompanied by an extraordinary loan exhibition of more than 60 pieces.

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    Teppich Engelhardt at Rippon Boswell, 20 May 2017

    The ‘Teppich Engelhardt’ liquidation sale at Rippon Boswell in Wiesbaden on Saturday 20 May 2017 marks the end of an era for what was once one of post-war Germany’s largest and best known oriental carpet dealerships, Engelhardt of Mannheim.


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