Kravet Archives Tour in Woodbury, Long Island

Members Only

Thursday, October 27, 2022

Field Trip - 10:30am to 3:30pm

The Program will present pieces to demonstrate design process, including motif and technical production methods, plus the date and for whom a piece was made.

  • These pieces will include an Egyptian Coptic Textile Fragment, dated about 200 B.C.E., of embroidered linen and wool.
  • Polynesian bark cloth.
  • Katagami stencils made from thinly pressed bark paper with glue made from persimmons, reinforced with threads of silk or human hair. These stencils have been used to transfer design onto fabrics.
  • Sample books of antique hand painted Persian prints and florals used in tapestry, rug and fabric design.
  • Portfolios of late 19th and early 20th Century include weaving instructions specifying warp, density, dyeing and repeat. Many filled with original ink and gouche drawings/patterns from significant art/design periods; Nouveau, Deco, Bauhaus and Chinoiserie.

Lunch will be generously provided by our hosts.

Open to Hajji Membership only.