Tag Archives: Textiles

Bringing Nature Into Your Home With Art, Antiques, and Design

Bringing Nature Into Your Home With Art, Antiques, and Design – The Journal of Antiques and Collectibles, June 2012 By Jane Prentiss What better time to write about nature than in the early summer? All through the silent winter and muddy spring we await opening our windows to hear the birds singing and watch the […]

Midnight in Paris: An Antique Textile Dealer's Passion

Midnight in Paris: An Antique Textile Dealer’s Passion – The Journal of Antiques and Collectibles – January 2012 By Frank Ames Before I begin my story about the Kashmir shawl, let me go back a few years and explain how this all began. It was 1972, Paris, my newly adopted home as a New Yorker, third-generation […]

Art of the Needle: Masterpiece Quilts on view at the National Heritage Museum

Art of the Needle: Masterpiece Quilts on view at the National Heritage Museum – The Journal of Antiques and Collectibles – June 2007 Art of the Needle: Masterpiece Quilts from the Shelburne Museum is an exquisite display drawn from one of the richest and most diverse quilt collections in the country. The exhibition, on view at […]

A Crewel World: Wadsworth Atheneum Museum of Art – Hartford, Connecticut

A Crewel World: Wadsworth Atheneum Museum of Art – The Journal of Antiques and Collectibles – October 2006 Hartford, Connecticut Crewel work is any embroidery worked with lightly-twisted, two-ply, worsted wool yarns. Unlike silk and cotton, wool yarns could be dyed at home using indigo, sumac, golden rod, madder, and walnut to achieve deep vibrant colors. […]

American Folk Art: Returning to A Simpler Time

American Folk Art: Returning to A Simpler Time – The Journal of Antiques and Collectibles – May 2005 By Ken Hall with Helaine Fendelman Of all the collecting categories in the art market today – and that would include furniture, paintings, jewelry and vintage clothing, just to name a few – American folk art is probably […]

Designs from the Golden Age of Hawaiian Shirts

Designs from the Golden Age of Hawaiian Shirts – The Journal of Antiques and Collectibles – May 2003 by Gary L. Moss Lasting a mere two decades and beginning more than a half century ago, the “golden age” of Hawaiian shirts has left an enduring fashion legacy. Once you have worn a World War II-era […]

Collecting Indian Art: Baskets, Beadwork, Carvings, Jewelry, Paintings, Pottery, Sculptures, and Textiles

Collecting Indian Art: Baskets, Beadwork, Carvings, Jewelry, Paintings, Pottery, Sculptures, and Textiles – The Journal of Antiques and Collectibles – August 2002 This is the first in a series of feature articles on collecting American Indian arts and crafts by Dr. Gregory Schaaf. He is the Director of the Center for Indigenous Arts & Cultures, […]