Asian Fine Art Textiles

Interview with Deborah Kalb

Interview with Deborah Kalb

See my response to questions about Re-envisioning Japan: Meiji Fine Art Textiles with Deborah Kalb on October 9, 2016. Deborah Kalb is a freelance writer and editor. She spent two decades working as a journalist in Washington, D.C., for news organizations including...

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Set of four yūzen birōdo screen panels

Set of four yūzen birōdo screen panels

The Takashimaya Company, one of the leading Kyoto-based producers of fine art textiles for export, was founded by Shinshichi Iida I in 1829 as a second hand formal clothing and accessories store. It became known as Takashimaya in 1831 and acquired a silk drapery...

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