opening: 9th May 2014, 5 PM.

exhibition is open since 10th till 25th May 2014
at Şefik Bursalı Sanat Galerisi
Orhanbey Mh., 6. Uçak Sokak (Uçak Sk.) No:2, Bursa, Turkey

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The exhibition combines the presentation of two unique fields of education at the Academy of Fine Arts in Warsaw: textile design and conservation of historical textiles. Two parts of the presentations will be prepared, illustrating the history and future of artistic textiles connecting Poland and Turkey.

The first part of the presentation shows the contemporary trends in artistic design of textiles and fashion. The contemporary fashion and textile collections inspired by Turkish textile craft, designed by students during the ASP academic staff tutorial, are showed.

The second part of the presentation shows the Polish accomplishments in the field of conservation of Turkish and Polish historic textiles, as well as the influences of Turkish weaving art on the Polish functional art. Turkish historical influences on Polish national self-identity and nobility (easyly-recognizable in the Polish gentry fashion) are also shown.

Polish-Turkish language project-book (download) and the bilingual poster were designed by Dorka Budacz and published.

The goals of the conservation part od the exhibition:

  • to show the Polish and Turkish common national hertage – examples of original textile artworks (shown in photos and replicas) and those inspired by Ottoman art preserved in some Polish art collections.
  • to show several methods of conservation and restoration practised and taught at the Faculty of Historical Textiles Conservation and Restoration at the Academy of Fine Arts in Warsaw – documentation of a few oriental textiles conservation and restoration will be used as examples.


  • a wide range of types of Oriental textiles from Polish collections: carpets, tapestries, tents, belts/scarves, shabracks
  • the „second life” of the Oriental textiles in liturgical cloth and paraments
  • the examples of Turkish textiles which were conservated at the Faculty: the shabrack, the tapestry, the carpet.