Anatolian kilims in San Francisco

By Cornucopia TR | 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. The Cornucopia Bookshop has a wide selection of hard to find publications on Turkish textiles and ceramics.
Posted in Islamic Art Tagged anatolian kilims, de young museum, mccoy jones collection, textiles, traditional arts
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