Textile Splendours of the East
Francesca Galloway presents a textile exhibition to celebrate Hali’s anniversary. Some of the textiles and costume are recent acquisitions and others have been squirrelled away for some decades! We will present a plethora of Asian and Islamic textiles, including a gold plaque and textiles from the Silk Road, a delicate Chinese Yuan period needle-loop embroidery, Mongol silks and velvets, Indian textiles for domestic and export markets, as well as textiles made for spiritual pursuits. The techniques on view range from Moroccan drawn thread work, to Cambodian weft faced ikat, to South-east Indian mordant-dyed and resist-dye cotton.