George Hewitt Myers Award for the lifetime achievement in th field of textile art, The Textile Museum and George Washington University Museum, DC, USA, 2016.
American Crafts Council (ACC) Honorary Fellow to the ACC College of Fellows, 2016.
IASPIS Award for Cultural Expert, Stockholm, Sweden, 2015.
James Renwick Alliance Award, “Distinguished Craft Educator-Master of Medium” Renwick Gallery of American Art, Smithsonian Institution, Washington, D.C. 2010.
The Asian Foundation, and the Indian Ministry of Industry, Handicrafts & Handlooms for crafts demonstration and exposition at the Second International Shibori Symposium, National Institute of Design, Ahmedabad, India. 1996.
Fellowships & Grants
Visiting Scholar. Center for Japanese Studies, University of California at Berkeley. 1997-2000, 2020-2021
American Express Foundation Grant via Aid to Artisans for “Sri Yantra Bandhaini Development Project” organized in collaboration with the National Institute of Design, Ahmedabad, India, 2003.
The Japan Foundation, publication grant for an exhibition catalog for the National Museum of Fine Arts, Santiago, Chile. 1999.
Matsushita International Foundation Grant. Research on Pre-Colombian Shibori/amaras textiles, 1998-99.
Japan Foundation Fellowship. “Meisen Textile Production and Women Consumers in the First Half of the Twentieth Century,” Kiryu, Japan. 1996-97.
Research associate. Center for Japanese Studies, University of California at Berkeley. 1993-95.
James Renwick Research Fellowship, National Museum of American Art, the Smithsonian Institution, Washington DC. “The Development of American Shibori/Tie-Dye/Shaped-resist since the 1960’s.” 1992-93.
Fellowship. The Indo-U.S. Sub commission on Education and Culture. Research on Tie-dyed textiles: bandhani, lahariya and ikat. Research affiliated with The National Institute of Design, Ahmedabad, India. 1983-84.
Japan Foundation Fellowship. Research on resist-dyed textiles, shibori and kasuri. Kyoto City Fine Arts University, Kyoto and Arimatsu/Narumi Shibori Preservation Association, Nagoya, Japan. 1979-80.