TMA/SC events – Oriental carpets and textiles

Category: Lectures

Chain-stitch embroidery on a ground of red and black ushıga. Color image from David and Susan Richardson's book.

The Textile Museum Associates of Southern California presents monthly educational events focused on Oriental carpets and handmade textiles. Many of these events are open for non-members.

In August the program includes “The Evolving Surface of 20th Century Kimono” Sunday 19 August 2 pm with Hollis Goodall, Guest Curator of the exhibition at the Pacific Asia Museum, and Curator of Japanese Art at LACMA. Hollis Goodall will discuss the unprecedented changes in kimono textiles over the 20th century as well as the intricate art of wearing kimono. The lecture will be held at the Pacific Asia Museum in Pasadena, California. Guest fee 9 $.

The September program includes “Qara U’y: the Qaraqalpaq Yurt and its Decoration” Saturday 15 September 2012 with David and Susan Richardson, independent researchers, Nottingham, UK. This event is co-sponsored by TMA/SC and the UCLA Asia Institute in Los Angeles, where this event takes place. Free admission for non-members.

“Please notice that ‘Qaraqalpaqs of the Aral Delta,’ the Richardson’s new book, has just been published. It is a huge, weighty, beautifully-illustrated and gorgeous book, and will become the seminal publication in English on the culture and textiles of the Qaraqalpaqs of NW Uzbekistan” said Cheri Hunter to Jozan Magazine.

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