An exhibition catalogue is the list and usually provenance and detailed description of the items on show in the exhibition. This complex tableau is the most complete example of a rare chintz history painting. These were often made for the Dutch or English markets, while a smaller subset of which this is one was likely made for European communities located in Asia. First off, I have to admit, I love the cover. Welcome to the blog, edited by. I can see hours spent reading it. The chinoiserie design is attributed to English printer John Munns.
But it would take a little more than a road trip for me to get there, lol. Hanging Depicting a European Conflict in South India, c. In the modern period both plain and printed or painted cottons as well as cotton and silk mixes were traded to China, South Asia, the Mediterranean, the Middle East, and North Africa. The book is heavy, in more ways than one! If you click on any of them you can see the details and have the option of looking at it full screen where you can zoom in to see the details up close. But, I have to tell you that the cover on the hardback version is beautiful — not just the pattern but it is actual fabric-y stuff. I love maps, and I love history books that include maps. But wonderful you, for letting us know that they are on and something about them.
So, from one side of the globe to the other, we travel the trade routes, experiencing the development and dissemination of styles and interests across the world. I find it enjoyable reading, though I have to sit at a table to do it. It is so wonderful to look out my window at the Seattle skyline while visiting a museum in New York! The exhibition promises to be a fabulous one! Schaffner, Kristen Stewart, and Melinda Watt. Thanks for sharing the catalogue with us. This painting — Un atelier de couture en Arles Antoine Raspal, 1785 — is enchanting. It likely celebrates the successful 1760-61 English siege of Pondicherry, headquarters of the French East India Company. Alas Mary to far for me to have a road trip from here.
Both China and India had been famous for their textiles for many centuries before the first European ship ever rounded the Cape of Good Hope: India for its cottons and China as the fabled home of silk. She has lots of amazing close up photos of this needlework collection. Richly illustrated texts examine the interrelationship of textiles, commerce and taste from the Age of Discovery to the 19th century, providing detailed discussions of more than 120 works. A map of the world trade routes occupies the front end paper. They highlight the significance of the material silk samples over the graphic print and drawings in enabling Lyonnais silk manufacturers to make and retain connections with their international and domestic markets. The very finest of the banned Asian textiles, the type that a marquise might wear, were imported directly from India and China via the East India Companies. It is the last thing I read before bed.
I love it when things like this are made available for the public to view. Books that deal with historical topics that include maps in them always get extra points from me. The golden age of European navigation caused a breathtaking variety of textile designs to travel across the globe. In this example, the vegetation has been replaced with European varieties such as roses. The exhibition catalogue for comes to mind… The exhibition catalog for Interwoven Globe another exceptional volume, a fantastic book for anyone interested in the history of all varieties of textiles.
The Abduction of Helen, from a set of The Story of Troy, probably first half 17th century, China for Portuguese market. Whenever a major museum publicizes a major exhibit having to do with textiles, one of the first things I do is ferret out the exhibition catalogue. Our friend, Titi Halle, who now owns , one of the singular sources for historic textiles, has loaned a key piece for this show. The Mediterranean market in particular was thriving and some cottons would have reached Europe through the trade of the Italian merchant states, but the real influx began after the Europeans, starting with the Portuguese, established a seaborne direct trade to and from India in the sixteenth century. My copy came this afternoon. I managed to resist opening the book until I had finished a couple of other projects. These are scholarly articles, but they are captivating! From what you have shown it seems to be another lovely edition.
Moreover, the tools of their trade were ephemeral and transitory, their use often deliberately shrouded in secrecy. While previous studies have focused on this story from the viewpoint of trade, Interwoven Globe is the first book to investigate it as a history of design — and to approach it from a universal perspective. As is typical of this type of silk, floral motifs have become stylized to the point of complete abstraction. . We are told that under the pressure of increasing globalisation, it is India and China that are the new world manufacturing powerhouses. This fact along with records of 18th-century American merchants implies that these were commissioned specifically for the American market.
Textiles are products that rely for their effect on colour, texture, handle or drape, and sometimes on pattern, too. The studio was founded by Claudia Brown and Jessie Vickery in 2007. These textiles blended the traditional designs, skills and tastes of the cultures that produced them with those of their destinations, resulting in objects that are both beautiful and historically intriguing. This silk version was made in the late eighteenth century in China, where Cantonese craftspeople embroidered it in imitation of an Indian painted cotton palampore. White Indian muslins had already been appreciated by ancient Greeks and Romans for their lightness and sheer weave. Wall panel with Garden Urns, late 18th century, Chinese for European market. Beginning in the 16th century, the golden age of European navigation created a vigorous textile trade, and a breathtaking variety of textile designs subsequently spread across the globe.