Beginning in the sixteenth century, the golden age of European navigation in search of spice routes to the east brought about the flowering of an abundant textile trade. Textiles and textile designs made their way throughout the globe, from India and Asia to Europe, from Europe to the east, and eventually west to the American colonies. Trade textiles blended the traditional designs, skills, and tastes of all the cultures that produced them, resulting in objects that are both beautiful and historically fascinating. This calendar features thirteen works from the exhibition.
18-month calendar with 13 full-color photographs. Includes a 6- month planner for July–December 2013. 7'' x 14'' when open.