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Eight Years of Textiles, History, Art, Gardens, and a Little Mental Traveling with Courtney Barnes

3.07.2013

Last Call

[Above, a detail from a silk cover with metallic-wrapped threads. Believed to be 18th century North Indian. Collection of The Textile Museum and included in The Sultan's Garden: The Blossoming of Ottoman Art. Full view below.]



This is it. Less than four days remain to see 58 objects -- everything from horse adornments and costumes to ceramics, rugs and other furnishings -- that show how the Ottoman court used stylized flowers to visually "brand" itself around the world. The Sultan's Garden: The Blossoming of Ottoman Art,  currently on view at The Textile Museum in D.C., closes Sunday, March 10.

[Detail, calligraphy with stylized watercolor carnations and other flowers. Official signature of Sultan Suleiman the Magnificent, 16th century Istanbul. The Met's collection.]

And on a related note, Met curator Deniz Beyazit talks about getting lost in the flowers of this Turkish watercolor signature here.

2 comments:

Laura Casey Interiors said...

Simply gorgeous!! Love the new header too!

Style Court said...

Laura -- the silk is one of my faves from the exhibition catalogue. Re the header, thank you!