Friday, 16 November 2012

Threads of Silk and Gold - the visit

My friend and fellow JE embroiderer Carol-Anne wrote a nice post about our visit to the Ashmolean in Oxford to visit the Exhibition. You can read it here.

I don't have the words to describe just how beautiful the pieces in this exhibition are, so I won't try. The standard of embroidery, the scale of the work, the beauty of the design are beyond wonderful.

This is the first exhibition of this quality of Japanese embroidery outside of Japan since the Meiji era and is a MUST for all students of textiles to visit.

Embroidered hanging scroll Hawk on a snowy pine branch.  Silk with embroidery in silk thread, paper and silk brocade mount, wooden roller - Mid-1890s
© Kiyomizu-Sannenzaka Museum, Kyoto

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