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  • Fragment of vestment
    to weave a specified amount of cloth were employed at the looms Master weavers taught apprentices and specialized in specific kinds techniques such as brocade velvet and taffeta In the Mediterranean the silk industry of Bursa was rivaled only by that of Italy Both silk industries supplied an international market although the Ottoman court was a constant and dominant customer of the Bursa looms This silk fragment represents a design

    Original URL path: http://www.internationalfolkart.org/about/treasurechest/closerlook/htm/0765.htm (2016-02-12)
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  • Ceremonial Panel
    textiles display an infinite range of sophisticated patterns woven into textured mats from the simplest of materials grass In fact these panels first attracted me because they reminded me of the traditional Japanese raked sand garden patterns Lloyd Cotsen Looking Behind My Eye in The Extraordinary in the Ordinary p 17 A 1995 93 0185 Ceremonial Panel Shoowa People Kuba sub group Congo Woven raffia palm fiber cut pile and

    Original URL path: http://www.internationalfolkart.org/about/htm/0185.htm (2016-02-12)
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  • Cushion cover
    communities of the Ottoman Empire for which elaborate displays of household coverings were appropriate In all communities of course weddings and the birth of a child were a major occasions for celebratory display New mothers in their confinement with their baby received visits from female relatives The birthing chamber or the bed and alcove was especially decorated to receive and entertain these visitors Mourning was also a ritual which each

    Original URL path: http://www.internationalfolkart.org/about/treasurechest/closerlook/htm/0880.htm (2016-02-12)
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  • Child's Quilt
    as with all pioneers developing new homes and farmlands on the prairies and as that century turned into the twentieth there were new quilts to be worked The Lancaster quiltmaker had directed her creative attention to the complex quilting patterns she chose to work over the large and limited patterns acceptable to that Old Order community Ohio and Indiana shared new preferences and intricately pieced cotton quilts began to distinguish

    Original URL path: http://www.internationalfolkart.org/about/treasurechest/closerlook/htm/1016.htm (2016-02-12)
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  • Pictorial Weaving
    the inventory taken to Mexico every fall by the Spanish settlers as part of their annual trade caravan With the arrival of the Americans and particularly the army they had new clients many of who commissioned these fine blankets and paid well for them The arrival of the railroad and the establishment of trading posts brought a much wider market hat had particular tastes and needs The Navajo adapted by

    Original URL path: http://www.internationalfolkart.org/about/treasurechest/closerlook/htm/1044.htm (2016-02-12)
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  • Blanket
    an Anglo clientele from the East very few displayed any recognizable imagery Recently the Navajo have examined nineteenth century weavings in museum collections and have added a new perspective Their approach does not include the specifics of dating materials outside influences on design but they see these blankets as part of their collective history In traditional Navajo thought history is animate mystical time recycles itself into recorded history and the

    Original URL path: http://www.internationalfolkart.org/about/treasurechest/closerlook/htm/1082.htm (2016-02-12)
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  • Quilt
    her quilt blocks This New York quilt is a luminous example of the illusionary qualities occasionally achieved by accident or by intent through the quiltmaker s use of color and composition It was primarily the mid nineteenth century s increasing preference for the block style of construction that presented these optical opportunities Here the basic unit of construction is a simple Fan block four of which were used in the

    Original URL path: http://www.internationalfolkart.org/about/treasurechest/closerlook/htm/1086.htm (2016-02-12)
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  • Bag
    as far as 5 000 B C Most of this early material was limited in its color due to the restricted availability of natural dyes and the necessary preservation of their color This bag draws from the wide range of commercially dyed wool yarn and reveals an acute understanding of color As if the secrets of color had been learned from nature bands of intense colors move along side of

    Original URL path: http://www.internationalfolkart.org/about/treasurechest/closerlook/htm/1088.htm (2016-02-12)
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