"For Tent and Trade: Masterpieces of Turkmen Weaving" at San Francisco's de Young Museum

For Tent and Trade: Masterpieces of Turkmen Weaving, an exhibition of textile weaving by the Turkmen of Turkmenistan, northwest Iran, Uzbekistan, and Afghanistan will be at the Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco's de Young Museum through September 7, 2008.

The exhibit consists of the "finest public collection of Turkmen carpets and other pile textiles outside Russia," and will include "approximately 40 of the finest rugs, bags, and tent and animal trappings from these extensive holdings."

From the press release:

Also on view are five striking mantles embroidered and worn by women of three different Turkmen tribes. All are masterpieces of Central Asian embroidery, on loan to the Museums from the Marswhall and Marilyn R. Wolf collection in New York.