The textile arts of a country can reveal so much about its culture and society. The exchanges of materials, the flow of ideas and advances in technology all help us to understand more about the social and economic changes within history.
Over time, the Japanese mastery of weaving, dyeing, embroidery and stitching techniques has created a rich and assorted array of decorated textiles.
This exhibition at the Embassy of Japan explores the influence of Japanese textiles in the UK today through the work of eight prominent textile artists. See the featured artists section for their profiles.