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Join us for an exciting gallery talk by WSN Member and ISS Presenter Carol Bier, on luxuriant and extravagant velvets woven in lands of the Mughal, Safavid, and Ottoman empires. This event is brought to you by Slow Fiber Studios (a program of WSN) in partnership with the Asian Art Museum, San Francisco.
Where: The Asian Art Museum, 200 Larkin St San Francisco,
Date: Thursday, October 15th, 2015
Timing: 11:00 – 2:00 PM :: Talk 11:00 – 12:00 | Lunch 11:30-1:00 | Discussion 1:00-2:00
Museum Admission: AA members free | $15/ adult | $10/senior
Gallery Talk Fee: WSN Members: $20 / Non-Members: $25 < REGISTER HERE >
The 11 textiles in the Woven Luxuries exhibition are selections from a private New York collection, providing a glimpse into the richness and diversity of Iranian, Indian and Turkish silk velvets. Spanning three distinct cultural areas with their own design sensibilities and tastes, this group of textiles showcases different techniques of velvet production and suggests their varied uses.
About Carol Bier
Carol is former Curator of Eastern Hemisphere Collections at The Textile Museum in Washington, DC and author of The Persian Velvets at Rosenborg (Copenhagen, 1995). She is currently Research Associate at The Textile Museum and a Visiting Scholar with the Center for Islamic Studies at the Graduate Theological Union in Berkeley, CA. She served as President of the Textile Society of America from 2006 to 2008.