Monday, August 15, 2011

Textile Tuesdays : #30 Something I found at the Art Gallery of NSW

I had a friend visiting from The States, so I took him to my favorite art gallery here in Sydney - The Art Gallery of New South Wales. One whole wing of 20th century art was closed off for an exhibit change, so we spent more time than usual in the Asian art section. We found a stairway that led to an upstairs wing I had never seen. It was full of beautiful sculptures of Buddhas and I found these gorgeous Indonesian batik clothes. They were not that old - only from the early 1900s, but they were dyed with natural dyes and the patterns and colors were exquisite.

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