Woven Treasures of Japan's Tawaraya Workshop

The Textile Museum, 2320 S Street NW, Washington, DC 20008, 202-667-0441

Japan has a remarkably refined textile tradition, and this exhibition features sumptuous pieces created in one of the country’s oldest and most illustrious workshops: Tawayara. With a history stretching back more than 500 years, the Tawayara workshop is renowned for supplying the Japanese Imperial Household with yusoku orimono–fine silks in patterns, weaves, and color combinations traditionally reserved for the garments and furnishings of the aristocracy, including the Emperor.