#WhitworthAdvent: Aspiration vs Reality

Silk patterned with birds in a storm, Japanese, 1850(c). Accession number: T.8816.1.5.1 Source: the Whitworth

We all expect to see snowy skies in the lead up to Christmas, however we’re much more likely to be battling storms. This woven sample of Japanese silk depicts birds fighting their way through a storm, an image we can surely all relate to from our winter commutes! – Vicky

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