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The Dark Lord by
Kurt Behrendt
, curator

Mahakala, Protector of the Tent [Central Tibet, Sakya Order]

It not only grabs my attention and pulls me into this alternate reality, but it plays very much with issues that I find threatening.
#81
Photography by
Eileen Travell
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Breakthrough by
Thomas P. Campbell
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Bernard van Orley (Netherlandish) and Pieter de Pannemaker (Netherlandish): The Last Supper

Faded as it is, damaged as it is, it still almost moves me to tears that it survives.
#75
Photography by
Peter Zeray
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Blazing Saddle by
Donald La Rocca
, curator

Saddle (gser sga) [Tibetan, Derge]

This tradition of highly decorative saddles continues uninterrupted in Tibet for at least a thousand years.
#66
Photography by
Oi-Cheong Lee
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French Dressing by
Harold Koda
, curator

Paul Poiret (French): Paris

It’s maddening because you would never think to approach the making of a garment in this way before.
#57
Photography by
Bruce J. Schwarz
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Starting Over by
Elizabeth Cleland
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Partly based on a woodcut by Jost Amman (Swiss); Woven by Anonymous Flemish weavers: Hunters in a Landscape

This tapestry is almost the antithesis of what one expects from a great sixteenth-century weaving.
#54
Photography by
Joseph Coscia, Jr.
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Looming Change by
Melinda Watt
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Deneirouse and Boisglavy (French): Shawl

There are tulips, roses, carnations, irises, hydrangea, and they form this sort of dense garden that weaves in and out of the paisley shapes.
#21
Photography by
Karin L. Willis
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