From Kashmir to Paisley: Excerpts from a textile’s journey
A talk with curator Melinda Watt

Monday, April 17
6:30 PM
133 West 21st Street, Room 101C
New York, NY 10011


Presented by BFA Visual & Critical Studies, this talk will trace the movement of the Paisley motif across the Eurasian continent and through the 19th century, using designs and textiles preserved in The Metropolitan Museum of Art. Curator Melinda Watt has been inspired by the Museum’s collections as well as the students, scholars and artists who visit the Met’s Antonio Ratti Textile Center, and she will discuss paisley-patterned textiles from elaborate shawls to the modest printed cottons.

Image caption:
Detail of a Long Shawl, Russian, early 19th century, made of goat fleece, The Metropolitan Museum of Art, Rogers Fund, 1965 (65.91.1)
Visual & Critical Studies