2021 Sneak Preview – For the Textile Aficionados

In anticipation of the 2021 online San Francisco Fall Show which will go live on InCollect on October 15 at 9:00 am PST/noon EST, we wanted to share some sneak previews of our dealer’s wares. In this week’s blogpost, we wanted to focus in the category of antique textiles and rugs. These are conversation pieces, and their appeal lies in the narrative they bring to the table: they bear witness to faraway cultures, outstanding artistry and artisanship, and storytelling through pattern, texture and color. Here are a few examples:

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From Earle D. Vandekar of Knightsbridge: 17th century needlework panel in wool and colored silk of Orpheus and The Animals, circa 1640
From Jeff R. Bridgman: 42-star antique American parade flag with an extraordinarily rare beehive configuration, never an official star count, Washington Statehood, 1889-1890
From Mansour: traditional hand-woven French tapestry in wools and silks, mid 18th century
From Kathleen Taylor/The Lotus Collection: ear­ly 20th cen­tu­ry Tashkent, Uzbek­istan, Suzani, embroidered in bright­ly col­ored silks on a cot­ton ground

By Vera Vandenbosch