Asian Fine Art Textiles

Symbol of the moon

Symbol of the moon

This exquisitely embroidered motif of a toad and a rabbit within the white disk of the moon is one of many treasures in the Textile Traces Collection at the Cotsen Foundation for Academic Research. In the 1990s California businessman and philanthropist Lloyd Cotsen...

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Bridging fragments

Bridging fragments

My friend textile artist Gerhardt Knodel has spend the ten years since “retiring” from the Cranbrook Academy of Art in 2007 producing one remarkable body of work after another. Last year he shared a still-evolving inventive series of new work inspired by fragments of...

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Never neglect the details

Never neglect the details

My career was greatly influenced by Dorothy K Burnham (1911–2004). Her research on traditional garments and their constructions was published in the best-selling Cut My Cote. She convincingly demonstrated that garments in cloth-producing cultures were directly linked...

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