Peru: A Stone’s Throw, the Collection of Pre-Columbian Textiles

This exhibition of Peruvian textiles, showcasing 278 pre-Columbian textile pieces from its own collection plus some loaned from others, is a stunning overview of the techniques, materials and tools used over a period of more than 2000 years. These textiles still encourage an exchange that combines archaeology, urban, cultural and design history as well ascontemporary […]

Africa Fashion

Victoria and Albert Museum London

Spanning iconic mid-20th century to contemporary creatives through photographs, textiles, music and the visual arts, Africa Fashion explores the vitality and global impact of a fashion scene as dynamic and varied as the continent itself. Victoria & Albert Museum. Africa Fashion. Through April 16, 2023. London, England.   Cotton cloth, 1900-49, Ghana. ©Victoria and […]

Rugged Beauty: Antique Carpets from Western Asia

Denver Art Museum Denver, CO

The stories in Rugged Beauty showcase the living traditions of western Asia, a vast and culturally rich region of the world. Each of the more than forty objects on display were made by hand, predominantly dyed by hand, and hand-woven using the knotted-pile weaving technique. Though the individual identities of the makers are mostly unknown, […]

Textiles of Asia: Patterns and Processes

Cornell University: Kroch Library Asia Collections Ithaca, NY

Explore the rich history of textiles in Asia--from the animal-skin clothing of the Ainu to the intricate weaving of silk, Asian cultures have showcased their artistry through their textiles for centuries. Textiles of Asia: Patterns and Processes covers a multitude of fabrics, designs, and production techniques created by indigenous cultures and those imported through trade and travel. […]

Shaped by the Loom: Weaving Worlds in the American Southwest

Bard Graduate Center New York City, NY

Explore the world of Navajo weaving in this exhibition where the voices of Indigenous artists and makers express the cultural legacy and continued vibrancy of weaving traditions in the American Southwest. This exhibition, along with online presentations, presents never-before-seen textiles created by Diné makers. These historic blankets, garments, and rugs from the American Museum of […]

Ikat: A World of Compelling Cloth

Seattle Art Museum Seattle, WA

Enter the woven world of ikat, a complex textile pattern that knows no borders. Presenting over 100 textiles from the museum’s global collection and loans, Ikat: A World of Compelling Cloth is an introduction to the meticulous and time-honored processes of dyeing threads to create complicated hand-weaving. Elegant Japanese kimonos and furnishings, silk robes from Central Asia, […]

What That Quilt Knows About Me

American Folk Art Museum NY, NY

Featuring about 40 quilts and related works of art, the exhibition will explore the deeply personal and emotional power associated with the experience of making and living with quilts. Spanning from the 19th through 21st centuries, the works on view will reveal a range of poignant and sometimes unexpected biographies. From a pair of enslaved […]