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Traditional Japanese Textiles in the Thomas Murray Collection

  • Saturday, January 25, 2020
  • Santa Monica


TEXTILE MUSEUM ASSOCIATES OF SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA

presents

Traditional Japanese Textiles

in the

Thomas Murray Collection


with

Thomas Murray

Independent Researcher, Author, Collector and Private Dealer, San Francisco


The traditional clothing and fabrics featured in this lecture were made and used in Japan between the late 18th and the mid 20th century.  The Thomas Murray collection includes daily dress, work-wear, and festival garb and follows the Arts and Crafts philosophy of the Mingei Movement, which saw that modernization would leave behind traditional art forms such as the hand-made textiles used by country people, farmers, and fisherman.

The talk will present subtly patterned cotton fabrics, often indigo dyed from the main islands of Honshu and Kyushu, along with garments of the more remote islands.  Thomas Murray will explore in this lecture the range and artistry of the country's tradition of fiber arts and is an essential resource for anyone captivated by the Japanese aesthetic.

Saturday, January 25, 2020

10:00 a.m. Refreshments / 10:30 a.m. Program


Parish Hall, Mt. Olive Lutheran Church

1343 Ocean Park Boulevard, Santa Monica, CA 90405

$10 per person

Please make reservations at info@tmasc.org by January 23.

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