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Kyoto Nishijin Textiles Weaving and Dyeing Workshop
November 19, 2019 at 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Shiro Ohe is a third-generation weaver from the Nishijin district of Kyoto, Japan. Nishijin has been a center for luxury textile production for more than a thousand years, providing textiles for the imperial family as well as wealthy citizens. Ohe is a member of Itohen Universe, a group of seven people, including a dyeing artist, textile artist, model, and costume artist. They work together to educate people about Nishijin-gasuri and their hand-woven clothes. Nishijin-gasuri is good for showing a spectacular beauty of threads and the delicate work of artisans. At the lecture on Tuesday, November 19, Ohe will explain his hand-weaving process and kasuri decorating.
This lecture is part of an ongoing research project called The Bamboo Canvas: Diverse Techniques of Asian Crafts and Designs created by Professor Kyunghee Pyun, History of Art. Professor Eric Ramirez, Textile/Surface Design, has collaborated with Pyun for several months to organize these workshops. The Center for Global Partnership of the Japan Foundation has provided support to bring Ohe to New York and for a simultaneous translator during the presentation.
This event is free and open to the public; to attend, RSVP to firstname.lastname@example.org by November 18.