Elegance Under Foot: Turkish Weavings

Gallery 401, 4th floor

This exhibition features highlights from a collection of Turkish kilims, a group of weavings that translate stories of Turkish history, culture, and tradition into astonishing designs for rugs. These kilims all came from small villages throughout Anatolia and the Kurdish regions of Turkey, and range in date from late 19th century through the 1960s. They offer a wonderful array of the impressive textile creations of Turkey, with all hand-dyed wools and a great variety of patterns. These flat-weave rugs provide a fascinating glimpse into an exceptional indigenous art form that would be hard to reconstruct today.

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