Wednesday, September 23, 2009

Resources for studying Asian textiles - a bibliography


I'll be adding more all the time, so keep an eye on this page.  New additions will be marked with an asterisk.


Zhao, Feng. Treasures in Silk: An Illustrated History of Chinese Textiles.  Hong Kong: ISAT/Costume Squad Ltd, 1999

Menzies, Jackie and Judith Rutherford.  Celestial Silks: Chinese Religious and Court Textiles.  Sydney: Art Gallery of New South Wales, 2004

Jackson, Anna.  Japanese Textiles in the Victoria and Albert Museum.  London: Victoria and Albert Publications, 2000

Narasin, Rochelle M. and Sunny Yang.  Textile Art of Japan.  Tokyo: Shufunomoto Co. Ltd., 1998

Arthur, Liz and Nasreen Askari.  Uncut Cloth: Saris, Shawls and Sashes.  London: Merrell Holberton Publishers, 1999

Maxwell, Robyn.  Sari to Sarong: Five Hundred Years of Indian and Indonesian Textile Exchange.    Canberra: National Gallery of Australia, 2003

Crill, Rosemary (Ed.).  Textiles from India: The Global Trade.  Oxford: Seagull Books, 2006


Metropolitan Museum of Art  

In particular see the Timeline of Art History and its Thematic Essays


Use with caution!  Look for proper citations in the articles, and go to the original source if at all possible!

Victoria and Albert Museum 

Cooper Hewitt National Design Museum 

Tokyo National Museum 

Te Papa: Collections Online

Reputable textile dealers:

Meg Andrews 

Japanese Textile Art


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