Need a really good reason to travel to NYC this autumn? How about the Metropolitan Museum’s exhibition, Interwoven Globe?
Interwoven Globe: The World Textile Trade 1500 – 1800 opens September 16, 2013, and runs through January 5, 2014. It traces the textile trade from the 16th century through the 19th century, all around the continents, and features all kinds of textiles, including elaborate embroideries.
The exhibition promises to be a fabulous one! And I love NYC in the autumn and winter!
But for those who can’t go, never fear – there is, as usual, a gorgeous catalog available.
Many of the textiles in the exhibition that belong to the Met have not been shown before. I love it when things like this are made available for the public to view. It’s a rare opportunity to revel in the history of textiles.
If you’d like to find out more about the exhibition, here are some resources:
Interwoven Globe: The World Textile Trade 1500-1800 – Met Museum
Threads of Many Cultures, Embroidering a World – NY Times article
Anyone up for a road trip?!