The Art of the Anatolian Kilim: Highlights from the McCoy Jones Collection at the De Young Museum

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SAN FRANCISCO, CA.- A world-class collection of Anatolian kilims gifted to the Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco by Caroline McCoy-Jones from 1988­–89 is showcased in a choice exhibition of two dozen of the finest examples. Presented in the textile arts gallery at the de Young September 10, 2011 through June 10, 2012, the pre-19th-century Anatolian flat-woven kilims on view include a variety of design types, regional styles, as well as superb examples of artistic and visual prowess. The kilims in the Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco’s permanent collection are considered the most important group of Anatolian kilims outside Turkey. Major patrons to the Fine Arts Museums Textile Arts Department, Caroline and H. McCoy Jones have generously donated more than 800