Just wanted to turn you onto a great textile show at SF’s DeYoung museum in Golden Gate Park.
The show in entitled “To Dye For: A World Saturated in Color”. I love the title! Click here for the official website.
Did you know that the SF DeYoung has a killer textile department with many unbelievable pieces! They also have an insane and significant Anatolian Kilim collection that is rarely ever shown (boo hoo! any SF DY curators reading this… please show your kilims!) as well as a stellar Turkman rug collection and many other rare and esoteric beauties.
Anyway, I’m constantly pissed off that textiles aren’t given more weight in museums and in my beloved DeYoung especially. They have the material. They just never show it!
Ok, now that I got that out of the way, no more gripping. So, this show that is currently up is great! It is themed around the idea of “resist dye techniques”. What does that mean? Well, it means ikats and batiks and tie-dye and itajime. Say what? Yeah, itajime. Never heard of it, well, check out Ocelot Clothing.
What I love about this show is that it showcases antique “museum” pieces along side modern textile arts. And one of the artists shown is San Francisco’s own Angelina DeAntonis of Ocelot Clothing.
Check out the museum! Check out Ocelot! And thanks for reading! Chris, Nomad Rug.