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Asian Textiles: Textiles of Nomadic People from West Asia

"Asian Textiles: Textiles of Nomadic People from West Asia"

Toyokan Room 13  January 2, 2015 (Fri) - April 12, 2015 (Sun)

  
Rug, Tapestry weave; interlocking lozenge and geometric pattern design on red ground, Iraq, First half of 20th century

These textiles were collected by Ms. Matsushima Kiyoe, a researcher of nomadic peoples who was passionate about the nomads of West Asia. She collected these items in West Asia from the 1960s to the 1980s.

Current exhibit includes:
Rug, Tapestry weave; interlocking lozenge and geometric pattern design on red ground, Iraq, First half of 20th century
Fragment of Piled BagSoumak weaving; flower, bird, animal, and geometric pattern design,  Lori people, Iran, First half of 20th century
Fragment of Piled BagSoumak weaving; stripe, deer, and geometric pattern design, Bakhtiari people, Iran, First half of 20th century