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Weaving Splendors: Treasures of Asian Textiles
September 25, 2021 - March 6, 2022
Chinese, Indian, Japanese, and Persian costumes and textiles from the museum’s collection will be on display for the first time in decades. Made with fine materials, exemplary techniques, and artistry, Asian luxury textiles were central to global trade. The extraordinary stories of these treasures from the 1500s to today conveys the identities, status, and taste of both local and international patrons and consumers.
Image: One Hundred Cranes Imperial Robe (detail), Chinese, Late 17th-early 18th century Qing Dynasty (1644–1911). Embroidered damask, 57 7/8 x 91 inches. Purchase: William Rockhill Nelson Trust, 35-275.