Lecture: Children’s Kimono

February 9, 2017 @ 6:30 pm – 7:30 pm
Miyamairi Kimono with Sea Bream Design
Miyamairi Kimono with Sea Bream Design, mid-19th century, asa with resist-dyed and hand-painted designs in yellow, indigo, and black, Marita and David Paly Collection.

Kasuri and Tsutsugaki: The Magic of Japanese Dyeing Techniques


Paly has been avidly collecting Japanese textiles for more than 30 years. Over that time, he has grown into one of the foremost experts on two resist-dye techniques found in folk textiles, kasuri (ikat) and tsutsugaki. This illustrated lecture is presented in conjunction with the exhibition Cranes, Dragons, and Teddy Bears: Japanese Children’s Kimono from the Collection of Marita and David Paly. Sponsored by the Asian Art Council.

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