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.
The re-opening of the MAK Permanent Collection Carpets took place 8 April 2014 at 19.00 and was very well attended. A selection of over 30 individual objects presented an impressive display of the MAK’s holdings of high-quality carpets with an emphasis on unique examples of 16th and 17th-century Persian, Ottoman and Mamluk carpets.
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.