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.