Textiles Close Up: Woven Interiors: Late Antique Textiles in DC Collections

Washington, DC
April 28, 2017

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Join the Textile Society of America for the rare opportunity to study textiles from the late Roman, Byzantine, and early Islamic world in two Washington, DC collections: The Textile Museum and Dumbarton Oaks. This curator-led program will take participants into the storage rooms of these two institutions for a behind-the-scenes look at preparations for their collaborative exhibition. Featuring furnishing textiles created in the Eastern Mediterranean region from the fourth through twelfth centuries, the exhibition is scheduled to open in 2019.

Photo: Greco-Roman hanging or curtain Eastern Roman Empire Egypt or Turkey 4th or 5th century Wool, linen; slit and dovetailed tapestry weave with eccentric wefts and weft-wrapping The Textile Museum 71.118, acquired by George Hewitt Myers in 1950