Textilia - The ancient textile arts of carpet and textile making gallery in Rome

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Textilia - The ancient textile arts of carpet and textile making gallery in Rome , Italy

At number 8 via Margutta, a tiny street parallel via del Babuino and which is the focus for the studios and residences of many artists who come to Rome, there is Textilia. It is the first Italian gallery dedicated entirely to the ancient arts of carpet and textile making.

There have been more than ten exhibitions since 1995, when Textilia was founded, until the present day. They have been curated by Enzo and Roberto Danon, the “patrons” of this unique gallery in via Margutta. The exhibitions have brought Chinese carpets from the forbidden city to the attention of the European avant-garde, and all are accompanied by beautiful catalogues, produced by Textilia’s own publishing company. The recent publication is the catalogue, which is still on sale in the gallery and in the bookshop of Museo Pigorini in EUR, of the exhibition: “La Tigre e il Fiore di Loto” (“The Tiger and the Lotus Flower”), about Tibetan carpets and sacred works, that was held in the galleries of the Museo Nazionale Preistorico ed Etnografico L. Pigorini (The L. Pigorini National Museum of Ethnography and Prehistory), and remained on view to the public. This gallery is also dedicated to classical oriental carpets from the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries.

Address:
Galleria Textilia
Via Margutta, 8
00187 Rome, Italy
Tel: 06 3216540
Subway: Flaminio
Opening hours: Tue-Sat 10am-1pm/3.30pm-7.30pm

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