Anatolian kilims in San Francisco
By Cornucopia | November 15, 2011
The Art of the Anatolian Kilim: Highlights from the McCoy Jones Collection
de Young Museum
Golden Gate Park, 50 Hagiwara Tea Garden Drive
San Francisco, CA, USA. 94118
Until June 10th, 2012
The de Young Museum in San Francisco has one of the largest collections of textiles in the United States, and this year it is putting on an exhibition of kilims from the McCoy Jones Collection - itself one of the largest and most important collections of Anatolian kilims outside Turkey, with over 800 pieces.
Curator Jill D’Allessandro has chosen two dozen kilims from the 15th to 19th centuries which showcase the rich colors, saturated hues and powerful abstract designs that are so representative of Anatolian Kilims. Though several kilims are slightly disintegrated, they maintain their aesthetic power and fit well in the de Young’s spacious and subtly lit space.
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