Japanese Quilt Flower Festival by Noriko Masui (2006). Part of the exhibit Stitching the Seasons: Contemporary Japanese Quilts at the Crow Collection of Asian Art in Dallas.
Africa | Woman's wrapper ~ adire ~ from the Yoruba people of Nigeria | ca. 1970 | Cotton; stencil resist indigo dyed
Adire is the name given to indigo dyed cloth produced by Yoruba women of south western Nigeria using a variety of resist dye techniques. Adire translates as tie and dye, and the earliest cloths were probably simple tied designs on locally-woven hand-spun cotton cloth much like those still produced in Mali. In the early decades of the twentieth century however new techniques of resist dyeing were developed, most notably the practice of hand-painting designs on the cloth with a cassava starch past
Adire cloth - "Ojuteke" US$1100
Shimacho a family book of cloth they have woven.
Wooden Textiles by Elisa Strozyk "Wooden Textiles" convey a new tactile experience. We are used to experience wood as a hard material; we know the feeling of walking across wooden floors, to touch a wooden tabletop or to feel the bark of a tree. But we usually don't experience a wooden surface which can be manipulated by touch.
Wooden Textiles by by Elisa Strozyk
Palace Yurt by fiber artist Janice Arnold. She used the technique of felting wool fibers through sheer drapey silk fabrics for a translucent ethereal result. This technique is sometimes referred to as nuno felting.