Monday, April 16, 2012

The Art of the Anatolian Kilim at the de Young Museum

A world-class collection of Anatolian kilim textiles given to the Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco by H. McCoy Jones and his wife, Caroline, is showcased in a choice exhibition of two dozen of the finest examples. Presented in the textile arts gallery at the de Young, the Anatolian flat-woven textiles on view, dating from the fifteenth to the nineteenth century, include a variety of design types and regional styles, as well as superb examples of artistic and visual prowess. The examples in the Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco’s permanent collection are considered the most important group of such Anatolian textiles outside Turkey.

Visit the de Young's official website.

Information and images courtesy of the Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco

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