"Five new Chinese costumes are now display along with a child's embroidered vest and an embroidered panel. There are also two large framed pieces of embroidery work. One mannequin is dressed in a heavily pleated batik skirt and short shoulder piece."
"Space for these items was achieved by selling numerous pieces of costume to the Palestinian Heritage Foundation in New Jersey. Visit their site and you'll see a large number of beautiful costumes from the Middle East. I am pleased that they found my pieces up to their high standards."
"If you have an interest in textiles, carpets, costumes and the like, you'll find many items to choose from at Gallery A. Please give me a call, and we will set up a time for a viewing. Thank you, and I hope to see you soon!"
-Arthur Mazzola, owner Gallery A
Gallery A is a small, privately owned gallery located inside the residence of long time Curtis resident and world traveler Arthur Mazzola.The gallery contains an extensive collection of textiles,costumes and a wide variety of artifacts from the Middle East, Southeast Asia, Central Asia and China. Gallery A offers visitors a truly unique shopping experience, and an exciting glimpse at wares from lands afar. Visit Gallery A by appointment during your next visit to Curtis.
Hand Tied and Loomed pieces from Afghanistan, Iran, Turkmenistan, Aunt Saudi Arabia
Runners- Area Carpets- Village Pieces- Camel Bags-Bag Faces-Tent Bands
Engraved Serving Trays-Batik Stamps-Round Eating Tables from Saudi Arabia
Engravings showing the Holy Land & Pyramids-Prints of Costumes
Pattern Blocks for Cloth-Spears & Blow Pipes from Borneo- Wyang Puppets from Java-Incense Burners from the Middle East-Teak Trunks from Kuwait
Bags & Sashes from Java-Hats from Central Asia-Cotton Table Cloths
Chinese Silk Jackets -Ikat Silk Robes-Batik Cotton Sarongs-Dresses from Saudi Arabia & Syria
Sterling Silver Jewelry from Bali-Bedouin Pieces from the Middle East