News: Textile Arts

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    Tsutsugaki: Indigo Textiles of Japan at the Guimet, Paris

    The exhibition ‘Tsutsugaki: Japanese Indigo-dyed Textiles’ at the National Museum of Asian Arts Guimet in Paris until 10 October 2013, brings together works taken from the museum’s Krishna Riboud/AEDTA Collection, from a private collection and from Japanese collections, including pieces that have never left the country before.

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    The Santa Fe Show: Objects of Art, August 2013

    More than 65 prestigious exhibitors will be showing at the 4th annual Santa Fe Show: Objects of Art, taking place from 9 to 13 August 2013 at El Museo Cultural de Santa Fe, New Mexico.

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    ‘Majestic African Textiles’ in Indiana until March 2014

    A stunning exhibition at the Indianapolis Museum of Art features more than 60 pieces of antique textile art from North and Sub-Saharan Africa from the museum’s diverse collection of African textiles, one of the most comprehensive in the USA.

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    An Ottoman Tent in Wawel Royal Castle

    The 17th-century Turkish tent on display at the Wawel Royal Castle, Cracow, is the largest of its kind in Poland, and is one of the most valuable historical mementoes in the Wawel collection and indeed all of Europe.

  5. The Lafões Esfahan carpet (detail), central Persia, second half 17th century. 44ft. 3in. x 14ft. 2in. (13.49 x 4.32m.). Sotheby’s New York, 5th June, lot 19, estimate, $800,000 - 1,200,000, sold $4,645,000 USD .jpg.thumb.385.385

    New world record for a carpet sold at auction

    A superb 17th century carpet from Persia leads a record breaking auction of carpets at Sotheby’s New York, selling for $33m, and putting rugs in the same collecting category as Old Master and Modern paintings

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    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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