Japanese Tapestry Altar Cloth - 1775-1850. A silk tapestry uchishiki for Buddhist altar. 26" x 23". The lotus is an important Buddhist motif. The growth of the lotus, with its roots in mud, growing through water, and emerging as a wonderful plant above the water's surface, is seen as an analogy of the soul’s path from the mud of materialism to the purity of enlightenment. Yorke Antique Textiles
Meticulously-Stitched Embroideries Sculpt Fuzzy Woodland Creatures with Thread - Illustrator Chloe Giordano embroiders miniaturized animals that are so thickly sewn, they take on a sculptural appearance.