East and West

Carpets of the East in Paintings from the West – The Met, NY

Carpets of the East in Paintings from the West – The Met, NY

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Three mid-17th century Dutch paintings will go on view with three real rugs from the same period corresponding to rugs in paintings Mar 11 – June 29 The Met, NY

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World Textile Trade 1500 -1800 – Pre-Industrial Revolution

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Textiles as a commodity and cultural conflict are both a consequence and a casualty of the effects caused by expansion of European colonial empires 1500 to 1800

A Silk Road Saga: Sarcophagus of Yu Hong – Art Gallery NSW

A Silk Road Saga: Sarcophagus of Yu Hong – Art Gallery NSW

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Unearthing Yu Hong’s sarchophagus in Shanxi province has kept archaeologists busy proving the cross-cultural influences of Silk Road trade on both east and west