Indigo-dyed Textiles of Mali


Gallery51 in Philadelphia, run by the well-known antique rug dealer Craig Wallen, holds a special exhibition of indigo-dyed textiles from Mali entitled ‘The Power of Blue’ 1 August through 31 August 2014. Textiles from Nigeria and Burkino Faso will also be on display.

Asian folk art and antique textile exhibition in Singapore

Wovensouls - Vanishing Cultures Exhibition 7-9 March 2014 at The Arts House in Singapore

An antique textile and Asian folk art exhibition ‘Vanishing Cultures’, organized by Jaina Mishra, Wovensouls, took place 7-9 March 2014 at The Arts House in Singapore. Beside tribal Asian textiles from the collection of Jaina Mishra the exhibition also showcased tribal jewelry, folk paintings and fine art photo prints.

Islamic carpets and Dutch paintings at the MET

Carpet 17th century IranCotton (warp and weft); wool (pile); asymmetrically knotted pile 97.5 x 56.25 in. (247.65 x 142.87 cm) The Metropolitan Museum of Art, Gift of Ralph Dudley, 1953 (53.214)Image: © The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York

Mid-17th century Islamic carpets will hang side by side with depictions in Dutch painting at the Metropolitan Museum from 11 March through 11 June 2014. As early as the 14th century, images of carpets woven in primarily Anatolia and Persia began to appear in European paintings.