San Francisco must be the most enthusiastic city in the world when it comes to antique textiles, rugs and tribal arts. This week sees the soukification of the retro Motel Capri by the Antique Rug & Textile Art Association. While we are primarily lovers of flat textiles, and it’s a rug-heavy event (see snapshot from last year above), it’s still a must-go show.
The jewel-like quality of Michael Craycraft’s rugs alone (above), is reason enough to go just for the eye candy. Not to mention the extensive program of associated lectures and seminars. Forty dealers will throw open their motel room doors at 6pm on October 12, and the show runs through the weekend. Conveniently, it’s not far from SF Tribal’s fair at Fort Mason.