The Met Museum Releases 375,000 Images into Public Domain

The Metropolitan Museum in New York has made a tremendous contribution to the public domain by releasing hundreds of thousands of photos under a Creative Commons Zero license.  The Museum has made available a wealth of information licensed for almost any use.   Here are a few examples found in a search for “weaving”.

Harry Tyler (1801–1858)
Coverlet, 1839
American,
Wool, cotton, woven; 83 1/2 x 75 1/2 in. (212.1 x 191.8 cm)
The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, Purchase, Mrs. Roger Brunschwig Gift, 1993 (1993.369)
http://www.metmuseum.org/Collections/search-the-collections/14794

http://www.metmuseum.org/art/collection/search/14794?sortBy=Relevance&what=Woven&ao=on&ft=*&offset=10608&rpp=100&pos=10638

 

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Panel with Boys at Play
Ming dynasty (1368–1644)
late 16th–early 17th century
China
Tapestry-woven (kesi) silk and metallic thread
Overall: 18 1/4 x 15 in. (46.4 x 38.1 cm)

http://www.metmuseum.org/art/collection/search/44125?sortBy=Relevance&what=Woven&ao=on&ft=*&offset=10708&rpp=100&pos=10727

 

1832
American
Woven silk
8 1/2 x 3 3/4 in. (21.6 x 9.5 cm)

http://www.metmuseum.org/art/collection/search/13552?sortBy=Relevance&what=Woven&ao=on&ft=*&offset=10508&rpp=100&pos=10593

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18th–19th century
Japan
Silk
3 1/2 x 6 in. (8.89 x 15.24 cm)

http://www.metmuseum.org/art/collection/search/67544?sortBy=Relevance&what=Woven&ao=on&ft=*&offset=9808&rpp=100&pos=9825

 "I wait and so does virtue"


16th–17th century
Italian, Florence
Silk and linen
L. 139 x W. 19 1/4 inches (loom width) (353.1 x 48.9 cm)


8th–9th century
Eastern Iran or Sogdiana
Silk
13 3/8 x 17 5/16 in. (34 x 44 cm)

http://www.metmuseum.org/art/collection/search/73310?sortBy=Relevance&what=Woven&ao=on&ft=*&offset=10708&rpp=100&pos=10755

Elephant riding in boat Textile


19th century
Indonesia, Sumatra, Lampung province, Semangka Bay region
Pasisir people
Cotton
L. 27 x W. 27 in. (68.6 x 68.6 cm)

http://www.metmuseum.org/art/collection/search/316416?sortBy=Relevance&what=Woven&ao=on&ft=*&offset=10908&rpp=100&pos=11002

 

 

NPR Coverage on Impressions at Mike Weiss Gallery, NYC

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Not only am I into the art of presenting and selling war rugs but, I’m also a rock sculptor, reviving the original carvings through impressions presented at the Mike Weiss Gallery. Check out this write up on NPR, written by contributor,  Alva Noe http://www.npr.org/sections/13.7/2016/04/23/474717276/making-art-from-life

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Afghan War Rug Exhibition at Temple University

War rug art is fascinatingly educational friends! Temple University’s Samuel L. Paley Library, in room 309, is currently holding a Afghan war rug exhibition that contains 14 of my afghan war rugs. These rugs tell stories and contain history which, ” helps contextualize a group of people that many Americans know very little about.” Theirs so much to be learned and talked about. Go check it out!

This show has curated by Alicia Cunningham-Bryant and student assistant curators, Ilana Napoli, and Rachel Morin.

Afghan war rug in exhibition at Temple UniversityThank you Temple!
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Giovanni Garcia-Fenech Show at Postmasters

On December 11, 2015 Giovanni Garcia-Fenech’s show of new paintings will open at Postmasters’ Gallery.

Giovanni Garcia-Fenech Painting

I wanted to make work that communicated something personal rather than intellectual, something that wouldn’t protect me from embarrassment or rejection—so I decided to start painting myself. Not how I looked, but how I felt about myself and my body.

I can’t wait to see the show.

Drone Rugs, Now On the Radio

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The drone rug craze has maintained its drive. Public Radio International featured a story on the rugs, their background and growing popularity. There is a written story on PRI site, as well as the option hear the full radio interview. You can find a link to both below. Thank you to PRI for the interest!

http://www.pri.org/stories/2015-02-03/drones-are-everywhere-even-rugs

Major Press for the Drone Rugs

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The drone rugs have been causing quite a stir in the media recently. COLORS Magazine issued a great piece at the end of last month, which was then re-ran by Quartz just a few days later. Links to the articles are below. Huge thanks to both publications for spreading the word.

http://www.colorsmagazine.com/blog/article/drones-on-rugs

http://qz.com/333733/afghan-carpet-weavers-are-putting-drones-on-their-rugs/