Friday 22 February 2013

Lyons & Dragons * Until 17 March 2013 * Lyons, France

I am totally intrigued by this exhibition in the famous silk museum in Lyons - more so since I have been unable to locate any images relating to it. The press release states: The Museum of Fabrics in Lyon presents a collection of enamelled plaques intended to decorate the tanks of silk desiccators from the Condition des Soies (a building where silk was weighed and processed). Curiously associated with the development and the major innovations of the factory in Lyon during the nineteenth century, the Chinese iconography reveals the Orientalist fantasies which were in fashion at the time. They also demonstrate how the Westerners saw the East and Asia through the representation of ancestral weaving traditions. Can someone help with some images please?

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