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12.30.09 Will Sherman

Starting in 1969, Alighiero e Boetti began a series of world map tapestries with each country colored with its flag. Individually hand-sewn by Afghani embroiders, who toiled for years on just one piece, the Italian artist’s carpet collection was updated almost annually until his death in 1994. “Mappa,” a retrospective of these wildly hued rugs […]

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