Intrecci Cinesi. Antique Textile Art (15th - 19th centuries)
At the conclusion of 'Chinese Culture Year in Italy', the exhibition Intrecci Cinesi, to be inaugurated on October 11th in Via Brera 3, Milano, Italy, is an important event for the appreciation of the history of textile art and awareness of the cultural intertwining of the East and the West. A stronger link than ever before can be detected in millennial Textile Art which includes artefacts that have forever acted as keepers of the history and culture of populations which produced them, representing great empires as well as ordinary life.
Intrecci Cinesi will present over 50 works including carpets, tapestries and textiles dating between the XV and the XIX centuries, coming from China and Tarim Basin, the first stop going West on the 'Silk Road' and the first place where the two cultures intermingled.

Textile art, particularly that related to Oriental carpets, is intrinsically linked to ancient China because it is in this immense, remote and inaccessible territory that the most commonly found decorative motifs in textile artefacts originated. These motifs were successively found in Asia, the Middle East and Europe.
In keeping with the well-established tradition of Gallery Moshe Tabibnia, the exhibition will be completed with some presentations delivered by members of prestigious academic and private institutions who are deemed to be among the most important Italian and international scholars of textile art and Chinese textile art in all its important manifestations. After the lecture of Feng Zhao during the opening event (11 October), research conducted by scholars Silvia Bruni and Gianluca Poldi will be officially presented on October 19, focusing on the scientific study of antique red and yellow Chinese textile dyes. This event ushers in a series of talks focused on antique Textile Art and correlated Applied Arts, with an eye to the influence that Chinese culture had on Western society, especially during certain periods in the 16th century up until the 18th century when the whole of Europe was swept up by the fashion of 'les chinoiseries'.
Last but not the least, the exhibition at Gallery Moshe Tabibnia, organized under the patronage of Italian institutions and Chinese institutions in Italy.
Gallery Moshe Tabibnia
Oct. 12, 2011