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Kathleen Taylor: World Textiles as Art

by Susi, 2 October 2008

Let’s start taking textiles seriously as visual art. Hundreds of different cultures all over the planet have produced woven works that are so far beyond fashion or decoration as to merit being regarded simply as works of abstract visual art. Kathleen Taylor is one of the handful of textile dealers who clearly thinks this way. Her diverse collection crosses every border, and brings many excellent examples of textile art to light.

Early 20th c. Chinese wave border sectionsEarly 20th c. Chinese wave border sections.

18th century Zoroastrian (Persia, today Iran) embroidered panel 18th century Zoroastrian embroidered panel.

Late 19th c. kaitag from the Caucasus regionLate 19th c. kaitag from the Caucasus region.

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