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San Francisco Tribal & Textile Arts Show Celebrates 25 Years
January 24, 2011  | 
The San Francisco Tribal & Textile Arts Show (SFTTA) celebrates its 25th anniversary this February at the historic Fort Mason Center. Taking place February 11‐13, 2011, the SFTTA is considered the best tribal art event in the world.  The show features an elite roster of the world’s most respected Tribal & Textile arts dealers and more than 15,000 museum‐quality art and antiques from the Oceanic Islands, the Middle East, Central and South America, Africa, Polynesia, Indonesia and the remote tribes of Asia.

The SFTTA has consistently received outstanding reviews from reputable arts and cultures media, including Art & Antiques, Art + Auction, Antiques Roadshow, and the San Francisco Chronicle which in 2010 stated that, ‘for those taken with the finest examples of antique ceramics, sculpture, fabric, paintings and jewelry, the San Francisco Tribal & Textile Arts Show is the place to be.”

Both seasoned and novice art collectors have been drawn to the Tribal & Textile Show to find pieces they love, and / or develop art investment collections. The very nature of the Tribal & Textile buying world almost ensures that the pieces increase in value through time because authentic pieces are in such short supply. An ever growing demand for what is becoming a‘disappearing art’ has created a demand for particular pieces and collections. Yet, many pieces are still quite affordable for the new collector. As the modern world becomes smaller, fewer and fewer people living within tribal communities are continuing their traditional art forms. The San Francisco Tribal & Textile Show is a nexus point where these disappearing arts can converge with the public.

The 2011 San Francisco Tribal & Textile Arts Show will feature a special exhibit of Batik textiles from Indonesia. Curated by Rudolf G. Smend of Germany, Donald J. Harper, Java and Vietnam, and titled, Batik – An Enduring Heritage, the exhibit will be on view and for purchase throughout the show. All pieces on display were woven using the traditional wax‐resist dyeing technique.

The San Francisco Tribal & Textile Arts Show will be an anchor event for the second annual Arte Du Monde, a celebration of the cultural arts in San Francisco. Arte Du Monde will feature educational programming and events for local and visiting cultural arts enthusiasts. For more information, please visit

The San Francisco Tribal & Textile Arts Show opens with a preview gala on Thursday, February 10, 2011 from 6:00pm‐9:00pm to benefit the galleries for Art of Africa, Oceania and the Americas and the Textiles galleries in the de Young Museum in Golden Gate Park. The gala offers a ‘first look’ at the batik textile exhibit as well as the thousands of art and antiques on display.  For tickets to the gala, please call 415.750.7656 or email

Show information:
Tel. 310.455.2886
Press contact:
Agnes Gomes‐Koizumi AGK Media Group 323.937.5488