Metropolitan Museum to open major textiles exhibition
August 26, 2013,
New York - The Metropolitan Museum will open a sweeping exhibition that covers 300 years of fabric, apparel and home textiles around the world next month.
"Interwoven Globe: the Worldwide Textile Trade, 1500-1800, will open Sept. 16 in The Tisch Galleries, 2nd floor, and will run through Jan. 5, 2014.
Pulling heavily from the museum's archives, the exhibit will examine how design ideas were passed along through international trade.
"Textiles, which often acted as direct currency for spices and other goods, made their way from India and Asia to Europe, between India and Asia and Southeast Asia, from Europe to the east, and eventually to the west to North and South America," the museum stated in its announcement.
Interwoven Globe will feature 134 pieces, including flat textiles (lengths of fabric, curtains, wall hangings, bedcovers,) tapestries, costumes, church vestments, pieces of seating furniture, and paintings and drawings.
For more information about the exhibition and its accompanying programs, visit the Museum's website at www.metmuseum.org.
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