Mary Jose, proprietor of the Fabric of Life, has a lifelong passion for textiles and a career spent mastering the art of textile conservation.
A world-renowned textiles expert, she has served notable museums, galleries, private institutions and collectors since 1984 in Australia, Asia and the UK.
She is dedicated to the preservation and appreciation of irreplaceable textiles and the cultural heritage they represent, whether for a large client or any individual who wants to preserve or procure a treasured piece.
Each year, Mary visits artists and communities around the globe to procure pieces for collectors, her store and her own collection.
“Textiles provide an affordable work of art that adds a unique warmth and richness to a home or commercial building.“
Mary Jose, Director
Mary has worked as a textile conservator for over 25 years, providing services to public museums and galleries, corporations and private collectors both in Australia and internationally.
Clients have included:
The Australian National Gallery
The Art Gallery of South Australia
Queensland Art Gallery
National Museum of Scotland
Adelaide Festival Centre
Royal Agricultural and Horticultural Society