textiles

While much of modern lace is loomed by machine, until the mid-nineteenth century, the art of lacemaking was a painstaking and time-consuming craft produced predominantly by women. Despite being a…
The Hunt for the Unicorn Tapestries, cartoons made in Paris, woven in the Southern Netherlands, c. 1495–1505, wool, silk, metal threads (The Metropolitan Museum of Art), including, • The Hunters…
The first exhibition in the U.S. exploring the history and art of Japanese silk braiding, or kumihimo (“braided cords”), the JAPAN HOUSE touring exhibition is produced by Yusoku Kumihimo Domyo (DOMYO…
In a perfectly paired yin-yang juxtaposition of exhibitions, two artists—Ana María Hernando and Yoshitomo Saito—show works inspired by nature, yet rendered in extremely different media.…
A Smithsonian American Art Museum exhibition slated for 2022—Subversive, Skilled, Sublime: Fiber Art by Women—will showcase a diverse set of incredible fiber artists.
For more than 150 years, this iconic garment has inspired Western designers and artists to think outside the dress form.
The multi-talented designer is often overlooked in art and design history. The Cooper Hewitt, which has a large collection of her eclectic works, has sought to change that.
The Smithsonian’s National Museum of American History will display nine silk quilts from the national collection along with related needlework artifacts dating from the late 19th into the early 20th…