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 garment (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, 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 and 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.
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