Spencer Museum of Art announces Elegance Under Foot. Turkish Weavings exhibition

The Spencer Museum of Art presents Elegance Under Foot. Turkish Weavings, an exhibition on view June 16 – July 8, 2012.

Spencer Museum of Art The University of Kansas

This exhibition features highlights from a collection of Turkish Kilims, an amazing group of weavings that encapsulate Turkish history, culture, and tradition into astonishing designs for rugs. These Kilims all came from small villages throughout Anatolia and the Kurdish regions of Turkey, and they range in date from late 19th century through the 1960s. They offer a wonderful array of the impressive textile creations of Turkey, with all hand-dyed wools and a great variety of patterns. These flat-weave rugs provide a fascinating glimpse into an exceptional indigenous art form that would be hard to re-construct today. The kilims will interest students of Turkish culture, anthropology, art, design, religion, and history.

Spencer Museum of Art
The University of Kansas
1301 Mississippi Street
Lawrence, Kansas 66045-7500
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