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Art & Design

  • Kohistani, Child’s Hood or Headdress (natiyo), ca. 1900–1950. Edgar J. Lownes Fund. RISD Museum, Providence.
Amelia Solano (RISD BFA 2016, Textiles), Textile Swatches, 2015.

    Designing Traditions Biennial IV: Student Explorations in the Asian Textile Collection

    July 17, 2015 – January 3, 2016

    Kohistani, Child’s Hood or Headdress (natiyo), ca. 1900–1950. Edgar J. Lownes Fund. RISD Museum, Providence. Amelia Solano (RISD BFA 2016, Textiles), Textile Swatches, 2015.

  • Javanese, Shoulder Cloth (slendang), ca. 1875–1925. Bequest of Miss Lucy T. Aldrich. RISD Museum, Providence. 
Noelle Webster (RISD BFA 2016, Textiles), Sweater, 2015.

    Designing Traditions Biennial IV: Student Explorations in the Asian Textile Collection

    July 17, 2015 – January 3, 2016

    Javanese, Shoulder Cloth (slendang), ca. 1875–1925. Bequest of Miss Lucy T. Aldrich. RISD Museum, Providence. Noelle Webster (RISD BFA 2016, Textiles), Sweater, 2015.

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  • Designing Traditions Biennial IV: Student Explorations in the Asian Textile Collection

    RISD’s newest generation of textile designers source the RISD Museum’s vast Asian textile collection in this popular collaborative project and biennial exhibition. Traditional craftsmanship sparks contemporary creativity as objects such as a Japanese paper kimono, an embellished Kohistani infant headdress, and a Chinese palm-fiber raincoat inspire innovative new textiles and garments. Hand-drawn and computer-generated designs reveal the student designers’ creativity, ingenuity, and working processes.

    Support for Designing Traditions Biennial IV is provided in part by a grant from the Rhode Island State Council on the Arts, through an appropriation by the Rhode Island General Assembly and a grant from the National Endowment for the Arts.