To Dye For: A World Saturated in Color

Category: Exhibitions

Felt-rug
Felt rug, 15th – 17th century Mongolia Wool; felt, stencil-resist dyed. Gift of Peter Lyman.

De Young Museum, San Francisco, presents  To Dye For: A World Saturated in Color.

The exhibition runs through 9 January, 2011, and features over 50 textiles and costumes that include a diverse array of resist-dye examples from the collection of textiles from Africa, Asia and the Americas at Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco, as well as several Bay Area private collections.

The curator Jill D’Alessandro explains, “To Dye For not only highlights the museum’s impressive permanent collection of textiles, but also shows how cultures across the world have used similar techniques for centuries—with results that are sometimes similar, and at other times startlingly different. The end result will be a stunning array of textures, patterns and color.”

Over 50 percent of the museum’s objects in the exhibition are on view for the first time.

Source: Press release de Young, Fine Arts  Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco

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