“Woven Splendor …”

“Woven Splendor From Timbuktu to Tibet: Exotic Rugs and Textiles from New York Collectors,” and “Allure of the East: Orientalism in New York, 1850-1930,” are companion exhibitions that will be at the New-York Historical Society only until this Sunday, August 17. If you want more information (and have a broadband connection), go to: http://www.nyhistory.org, or call 212-873-3400.

I haven’t seen the shows yet, but I hope to visit to the New-York Historical Society to see them before they close.


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  1. If you have not already seen Woven Splendor from Timbuktu to Tibet — Exotic Rugs and Textiles from New York Collectors, I highly recommend that you do. But hurry. It closes this Sunday, August 17th.

    There is no need to be a weaver, felter or embroiderer to enjoy this exhibition. Anyone involved with patterning, color, and texture will most probably be captivated. The well edited selection includes decorative as well as functional pieces.

    The labeling is perhaps the best I have ever encountered. The concise, pertinent, beautifully written text describes techniques, discusses the functions of specific items and vividly illustrates the richness of the cultures of the people who made and used them.

    Caveats: Many of the labels are at ankle level. It is freezing in the gallery so bring a sweater.

    Woven Splendor
    New York Historical Society
    170 Central Park West @ West 77th Street
    New York, NY

    Hours: Tuesday — Saturday 10 AM to 6 PM
    Sunday 11AM to 5:45 PM
    Website: http://www.nyhistory.org
    Phone: 212-873-3400

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