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OP BEYOND THE TANABATA BRIDGE: TRADITIONAL JAPANESE TEXTILES. Ed. by William Jay Rathbun. Textile Museum, Washington, D.C., 1993. Organized by Seattle Art Museum. Published in association with Thames and Hudson Inc., New York. 200 pp. with 164 ills. (141 col.). 32 x 24 cm. LC 93-60436 ISBN 0500015864 In English.
Providing a well-illustrated survey of Japanese and Okinawan folk textiles of the 19th and early 20th centuries, this catalogue documents 68 garments and other fabric works selected from the Seattle Art Museum's noted collection, among them kimonos, work coats, festival robes and coverlets. Seven introductory texts tracing the evolution of textile designs and weaving, dyeing and stitching techniques in Japan and Okinawa since the medieval period precede excellent illustrations of the exhibited pieces arranged in five regional and technical groups, each section accompanied by a substantial essay.
Indexing: Non-Western (Traditional/Native Arts), Asia (Traditional) — Japan — Costume/Fashion
Plans: 01,06,07,17,21
Worldwide Number: 024268
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