Each V&A Pattern book is an introduction to the Victoria and Albert Museum's extraordinarily diverse design archives. The museum has more than three million designs for textiles, decorations, wallpapers and prints; some well-kwn, others less so. This series explores pattern-making in all its forms, across the world and through the centuries. The books are intended to be both beautiful and useful - showing patterns to enjoy in their own right and as inspiration for new design.
Anna Jackson is a senior curator at the V&A's Asian department. She has published widely, including Japanese Textiles and Expo.