Interwoven Globe: The Worldwide Textile Trade, 1500–1800
We visited the Metropolitan Museum’s first major exhibition exploring the international transmittal of design from the sixteenth to the early nineteenth century through the medium of textiles. The exhibition features 134 works, about two-thirds of which are drawn from the Metropolitan Museum’s own rich, encyclopedic collection. These objects are augmented by important domestic and international loans in order to make worldwide visual connections. They include numerous flat textiles (lengths of fabric, curtains, wall hangings, bedcovers), tapestries, costumes, church vestments, pieces of seating furniture, and paintings and drawings.