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


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.


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!