This interview between The Textile Museum Journal guest editor Mary Dusenbury and contributing scholar Walter B. Denny will explore the controversies and difficulties surrounding any study of color in pile carpets by art historians, conservators and photographers.
Far from being straightforward, the variable of color in the art of the Islamic carpet over the centuries is fraught with complexity. Dr. Denny and Dr. Dusenbury will also discuss how scholarly expectations of color in the various historical eras and geographic groups of carpets are shaped by what has survived of old traditions.
About the Series
In this series, authors who contributed to volume 47 of The Textile Museum Journal discuss the importance of color studies for understanding the historical and cultural context of textiles.