Textile Panel with Phoenixes and Lotuses, 15th–16th century. Ming dynasty (1368–1644). China. The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York. Purchase, Friends of Asian Art Gifts, in honor of Douglas Dillon, 2001(2001.471) | This work is exhibited in the “Chinese Textiles: Ten Centuries of Masterpieces from the Met Collection” exhibition, on view through June 19, 2016. #AsianArt100
This is an excellent example of an Edo Period yuzen-dyed kimono. Colorful noshi (auspicious strips of dried fish or seaweed) are bundled at the left shoulder and flow over the body in a dynamic composition.
Silk Damask 14th cent. - Sartor This was the fabric I chose for the red dress, but over 40 metres sold out in less than 2 days :-( And they don't make the same fabric again, shame, I thought it would have been perfect for the challenge