Nine Years of Textiles, Art History, Gardens, and a Little Mental Traveling with Courtney Barnes
Video of the Day: Hawaii Blooms
[17th-century Indian (Deccani) tent panel: cotton: plain weave, mordant-painted and -dyed, resist-dyed. Duke collection at Shangri La.]
Yumiko Kamada, assistant professor at Waseda University, Japan, and a recent Scholar-in-Residence at Shangri La, has spent a lot of time researching Deccani carpets that ended up in Japanese collections. She also explores pieces in other locals around the world, such as Doris Duke's Hawaiian house. A few months ago, Kamada presented a paper on Duke's holdings, focusing not just on Indian carpets but embroidered and painted Deccani textiles, too. Since the lecture is illustrated with some wonderfully inspiring pieces, I'm sharing a link to the full talk.