A Sense of Pattern: Textile Masterworks from the Yale University Art Gallery

Authors

Loretta N. Staples

A Sense of Pattern: Textile Masterworks from the Yale University Art Gallery

A Sense of Pattern: Textile Masterworks from the Yale University Art Gallery features more than 50 textile objects from Asia, Indonesia, Europe, and the Americas. The small exhibition catalogue draws heavily on the 1937 gift by Mrs. William H. Moore of some 1,500 textiles, which are now part of the Gallery‚Äôs Hobart and Edward Small Moore Memorial Collection. An introduction and short commentary on individual objects discuss form and function, relating how various textiles were used for shelter, as symbols of status and wealth, as sacred intermediaries between the material and spiritual worlds, or as embellishment. Ranging in date from 200 B.C. to the mid-20th century, the objects in the catalogue illustrate how textile art has woven its way throughout human history.