Woven Treasures: Selections from the Collection

October 29, 1991-April 5, 1992

rug (kilim) Shirvan area, Caucasus (70.55)

Tapestry is one of the oldest, simplest and least mechanical methods of weaving and has been practiced by many cultures since antiquity. The pieces exhibited in Woven Treasures: Selections from the Collection are from eastern and central Asia, Europe, Africa and the Americas. As diverse as the pieces are geographically and in appearance, they were all woven using the tapestry technique.

This exhibition was made possible with the support of the City of Indianapolis, the Indiana Arts Commission and the National Endowment for the Arts.

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