Mmmm - I love the art of Japanese silk kimonos! The Textile Museum in Washington, DC has an exhibit of Tawaraya Workshop woven silks and kimonos running through August 12, 2012. The Tawaraya Workshop is one of Japan's oldest - over 500 years of making silks for the Imperial Household. And if you can't get there to see it in person, the museum has a good on-line exhibit, including the full Exhibit Guide.
|Snowshoes and Canoes, Ferdie Goode|
If you love indigo-dyed fabrics and will be in New York (I'm dying that I was just there and this wasn't open, yet), the Mondo Cane Gallery will be showing Erik Kvatek's personal collection of antique Japanese Boro textiles. The work will be there until July 12, 2012. The gallery's website has some great photos if you can't make it to see it in person.
|Haena Point (Hawaiian Sunset #1), 1979|
Happy Creating! Deborah