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Dressed by Nature: Textiles of Japan
October 9, 2021 - January 9, 2022
General Admission $20; My Mia member $16; Investor+ Free; Youth 17 and under Free
The Japanese archipelago is home to extremely diverse cultures that made clothing and other textile objects in a kaleidoscope of materials and designs. This exhibition will focus on the resourcefulness of humans to create textiles from local materials like fish skin, paper, elm bark, nettle, banana leaf fiber, hemp, wisteria, deerskin, cotton, silk, and wool. It will showcase rare and exceptional examples of robes, coats, jackets, vests, banners, rugs, and mats, made between around 1750 and 1930, including the royal dress of subtropical Okinawa, ceremonial robes of the Ainu from northern Japan and the Russian Far East, and folk traditions from throughout Japan.
Lead Sponsor: Thomson Reuters
Generous support provided by the Gale Family Endowment