P. Kasuri 206 (Red and White) by Jun Tomita

The Whitworth was one of five museums and galleries to win a share of £75,000 to buy their selected object thanks to Art Fund Collect, an initiative in collaboration with the Crafts Council aimed at championing contemporary craft and increasing its presence in UK collections.


102 x 215 cm
Art Fund grant:
£9,000 ( Total: £9,000)
Acquired in:
Katie Jones Gallery

This silk by Jun Tomita uses the traditional dyeing technique of kasuri or ikat, a method which effects a hugely intricate blurring and juxtaposition of colour within the silk threads that it binds together. The work will now find a new home within the designated textile and wallpaper collections at the Whitworth; the largest and most significant of their kind outside the national collections at the V&A.


The artist.

Venue details

The Whitworth The University of Manchester, Oxford Road, Manchester Greater Manchester M15 6ER 0161 275 7450 www.manchester.ac.uk/whitworth

Entry details

Free to all

Daily, 10am - 5pm (Thu until 9pm)

Closed 24, 25, 26 Dec and 1 Jan