Pond and Insects from the Colorful Realm of Living Beings by Itō Jakuchū, c. 1761-65 (Edo Period)
Her Majesty T’zu Hsi and Princess Der Ling, her First Lady-in-Waiting
Y. G. Srimati (Indian, 1927–2007)
Poppy by Benji Asada (1899 - 1984)
Painted Gift Cloth
A silk fukusa featuring a large flying crane against the sun. The mandarin crane stands for good fortune and long life.
Musician with cymbals. Lampas-woven silk, India, ca. 1600
"This textile, just over two meters tall, was presumably woven in one of the Great Mughal’s studios to be sewn together with similar pieces to decorate a princely tent.
A highly Indian niche encloses a musician who can be seen from both the front and the side. He wears a typical Mughal turban, two shawls, and a loincloth (dhoti). Very much alive yet statue-like, he must have made a fantastic impression alongside other figures.
There are two related tent panels (qanat), one with an elegant courtier in the Los Angeles County Museum of Art and another with a female harem guard in the Khalili Collection in London. Both, however, are in rather poor condition.
Making such large and complex figurative textiles without repeating the motif requires a true overview of the whole, and they were hardly surpassed anywhere in their day.
The tent panel most likely comes from the Amber Palace in Jaipur.”