Textiles

The art of textiles has long been a personal passion. As handwoven expressions in silk, cotton, wool, or bast fiber they have been made for art, ritual, and personal adornment and as such are unique representations of the cultures from which they come. Sadly, this art is passing as lifestyles change and the expert weavers die off without having anyone to pass their art on to. The pieces in the collection include seemingly utilitarian items such as baby carriers and clothing, as well as sacred works used only for important rituals. Each has been carefully collected for its aesthetic qualities, condition, skillful weaving or fine embroidery, and/or ethnographic importance.

We include examples from the finest textile traditions of Asia: mainland and insular Southeast Asia, Indonesia, China, Japan, Central Asia, India, and Bhutan.


Tribal Trappings


Textile Hangers
Textile Hangers
Turkoman and Uzbeki Textiles from Central Asia
Other
Textiles from China Southeast Asian Textiles from Burma, Cambodia, Laos, Thailand & Vietnam

Central Asia

Southeast Asia
Indonesian Textiles from Bali, Borneo, Java, Sumatra, Sumba,  & Timor
Indonesia
Textiles from China Textiles from Africa, Bhutan, India, and the Philippines
China Japan



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