TEXTILE MUSEUM ASSOCIATES OF SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA
Traditional Japanese Textiles
Thomas Murray Collection
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 firstname.lastname@example.org by January 23.
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