September 15, 2008
Welcome to Sri Threads
a companion to Sri, a website that sells antique Japanese folk textiles and vintage Indian textiles, primarily.
I’m starting this blog to provide a glimpse into my gallery for those who live too far away to visit Sri in Brooklyn, New York–and to encourage those who are coming to New York City to make an appointment to visit.
Here at Sri Threads I’m hoping to give a broader sense of Sri’s inventory and to talk about some special pieces from my own personal collection of Japanese folk textiles.
I’ll be updating this site regularly, and I’m looking forward to showing things that are interesting to me and, hopefully, to you.
Of course, if you see something of interest to you, do inquire about it as most (but not all) are available and some things seen on this site will not be offered for sale on the Sri website–don’t hesitate to contact me.
Have a look around, and thanks for stopping by.
Here’s a long view into Sri, with an antique katazome yogi, or sleeping kimono, on the far wall.
This is a beautiful Korean pojagi suspended in front of a magnificent Japanese ‘mino’ shibori yukata: the shibori technique is called that because it mimics a mino, or Japanese rain cape.
Here’s a closer view on the mino shibori yukata, which most likely dates to the late nineteenth, early twentieth century. Certainly it was made in Japan’s unofficial shibori ‘capital’, Arimatsu.
This is a corner of Sri with two folk images of Ebisu and Daikoku, Japanese gods of fortune.
Another long view into Sri gallery–stop by again!