Terry S. Riordan Warth, Ph.D. For 30 years, The Textile Art Collection has presented extraordinary and rare, antique* Japanese Kimono, Obi, Fukusa and Haori that have been carefully cherished and preserved as family heirlooms for centuries.
The Japanese, contrary to Western Culture, did not differentiate between art on paper or canvas, and art on fabric. Many famous artists from Japan’s past painted on textiles, usually fine hand woven silks. Originally, only members of the Imperial Court could wear silk, leading to severe limitations in the number and availability of these wonderful works of art.
While the whole of the original antique Kimono, Obi, Haori, or Fukusa may no longer be available for display, the quality of the remaining fragment is so exceptional that it must be preserved. The Textile Art Collection Framed Works of Art presents exceptional, museum quality, antique selections of textile fragments that have been treasured and preserved as family heirlooms for centuries. They have been carefully dismantled and framed, using acid free foam core and matting, along with the most elegant of materials, in a manner that conforms to the highest standards in order to ensure a damage free environment for its future display and protection.