Baby carrier of deep indigo-dyed cotton, embroidered with three rectangles of complex lozenge patterns in white, with borders of pink, white, and blue embroidery. In the lower left and right corners, starburst designs embroidered in white.
The Ties That Bind
Author: Joanne Schmidt In celebration of the second annual New York Textile Month, members of the Textile Society of America will author Object of the Day for the month of September. A non-profit professional organization of scholars, educators, and artists in the field of textiles, TSA provides an international forum for the exchange and dissemination...
Flying or floating masked human figure holding a wand or a fan and a trophy head. Embroidered in strong colors.
Bending Over Backward
Authors: Elizabeth Irene Pope and Isaac Facio In celebration of the second annual New York Textile Month, members of the Textile Society of America will author Object of the Day for the month of September. A non-profit professional organization of scholars, educators, and artists in the field of textiles, TSA provides an international forum for...
In center, two women holding a shield or crest, surrounded by various figures. Top center, the sun; to the left, a fruit tree and a woman holding a snake; to the right, a flowering vine and a woman holding a flower. Bottom center an old man leaning on a staff; to left a man and woman; to right a woman and two children under an arbor.
Sculptural Stitching
Author: Katherine Diuguid In celebration of the second annual New York Textile Month, members of the Textile Society of America will author Object of the Day for the month of September. A non-profit professional organization of scholars, educators, and artists in the field of textiles, TSA provides an international forum for the exchange and dissemination...
Rectangular sheet composed of multiple layers of mulberry paper. A design of clumps of juniper branches and leaves with scattered berries of varying sizes is created by cutting away most of the ground leaving the positive of the design. The interstices of the design are supported by strands of human hair.
Between Plants and People
Author: Hillary Waters Fayle In celebration of the second annual New York Textile Month, members of the Textile Society of America will author Object of the Day for the month of September. A non-profit professional organization of scholars, educators, and artists in the field of textiles, TSA provides an international forum for the exchange and...
Six strips of bright red cotton stamp-printed in dark brown/black in a variety of geometric symbols. The strips are joined by embroidery patterned in bands of black, blue, green, and yellow.
Adinkra: Message and Medium
Author: Precious Lovell In celebration of the second annual New York Textile Month, members of the Textile Society of America will author Object of the Day for the month of September. A non-profit professional organization of scholars, educators, and artists in the field of textiles, TSA provides an international forum for the exchange and dissemination...
Strip of printed dress silk with an abstracted design of people walking under large umbrellas in the slanting rain, with rainbows. Umbrellas are lavender, orange, and brown; rainbows are red, blue, and yellow on an off-white ground.
As Seen from Above
Author: Amelia Peck In celebration of the second annual New York Textile Month, members of the Textile Society of America will author Object of the Day for the month of September. A non-profit professional organization of scholars, educators, and artists in the field of textiles, TSA provides an international forum for the exchange and dissemination...
Surtout de Table: Sustenance of Political Power
Surtout de Table (Table centerpiece), France, ca. 1810 Pierre-Philippe Thomire (French, 1751–1843) Cast and gilded bronze with hand engraving, cut glass, silvered mirrored glass Bequest of the Reverend Alfred Duane Pell, 1991-31-1-a/ww The changing fashions in dining, ranging from the time of day of the main meal, to its location, who was included, and how...
Overhangs made of what were originally three valances belonging to the complete set. Embroidered with flowering trees, birds, and, in the center, a medallion showing a landscape with a large flowering tree surrounded by deer.
A Collector’s Eye
Author: Donna Ghelerter In celebration of the second annual New York Textile Month, members of the Textile Society of America will author Object of the Day for the month of September. A non-profit professional organization of scholars, educators, and artists in the field of textiles, TSA provides an international forum for the exchange and dissemination...
Image features a fabric printed with four vignettes with groups of women in Norman costume with large headdresses. Please scroll down to read the blog post about this object.
Costumes Normands: Engraved sources for early nineteenth-century French printed cottons
Author: Michele Majer In celebration of the second annual New York Textile Month, members of the Textile Society of America will author Object of the Day for the month of September. A non-profit professional organization of scholars, educators, and artists in the field of textiles, TSA provides an international forum for the exchange and dissemination...