Presented by Peter Pap
Following the success of his ‘Artful Weavings’ exhibition and sale last year, Peter Pap will be presenting his second installment of the display in what he hopes will be an annual sale of distinctive tribal and village weavings from private collections that are fresh to the market. This year, he will be offering the collection of Dr. Robert J. Emry, curator emeritus of paleobiology at the Smithsonian Museum. Dr. Emry’s eclectic taste during his 30 years of collecting was buoyed by his close proximity to Washington DC’s Textile Museum and their ongoing exhibitions, workshops and a scholarly community of fellow textile enthusiasts. His collection includes a particularly strong segment of antique Turkmen weavings. There will also be a host of offerings from other collections that will span from Anatolia to Central Asia. This year’s ‘Artful Weavings’ exhibition and sale will premiere at San Francisco’s Fort Mason Festival Pavilion on February 8th, in conjunction with the gala opening of the San Francisco Tribal and Textile Art Show. The exhibition will remain at this venue through February 11th, and then will be on view at his San Francisco gallery February 16 - April 10, 2018.