Textiles from Japan
This dazzling book highlights part of the textile collection of Thomas Murray, a non-European art dealer who over the years has brought together a rare collection of Japanese textiles unknown to the French public. Their exceptional state of conservation and great beauty led to their acquisition by the Minneapolis Institute of Art in March 2019.
Divided into three parts, this book presents three main categories of Japanese textiles and the different weaving techniques associated with them. Those, extremely rare, made by the Ainu people surprise first of all by their material, their finesse and their singular beauty. The second textiles are referred to as Mingei, a term created by Soetsu Yanagi at the beginning of the 20th century and which means "folk art". Used in everyday life, they are imbued with a natural and elegant delicacy. As for the Okinawa chapter, it highlights the creations of this Japanese island known in particular for its bingata, textiles with bright and vibrant colours and thick lines.
Thanks to splendid reproductions and many details, this book testifies to the finesse and creative sumptuousness of Japanese weavers.
Bound in a printed canvas box
Citadelles & Mazenod Publishing
- Dimensions :
- 27 x 36 x 6 cm
- Museum :
- Musée des Arts asiatiques–Guimet
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