Embroidered Visions : Photographs of Central Asia and the Middle East by Sheila Paine 🌐

Du 1 Novembre 2016 au 30 Avril 2017

Musée Pitt Rivers
South Parks Road

L’exposition présente une sélection de photographies prises par l’experte en textile Sheila Paine durant ces voyages en Asie centrale et au Moyen-Orient depuis la fin des années 80, jusqu’aux années 90.

The images have been chosen both to demonstrate the extent of Paine’s travelling, which has culminated in books on embroidery and other subjects, and to reveal her eye for colours and textures also evident elsewhere in her research.

The cool blues, dusty taupes and golden hues pictured here record the traveller’s movement through different landscapes, and are punctuated with auspicious red and pink tassels and threads, woven motifs, hats, masks and spices. Decorative tilework and architectural façades also feature, reflecting Paine’s interest in pattern and colour, as exemplified in her illustrated volume Embroidered Textiles: A World Guide to Traditional Patterns (1990, revised and expanded in 2008).