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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 13, 2016 (Wed) - April 10, 2016 (Sun)

  
Fragment of Piled Bag, Soumak weave; cat, figure, and geometric pattern design on red ground (detail), Early 20th century (Gift of Mr. Konishi Akito)

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:
Fragment of Piled Bag, Soumak weave; cat, figure, and geometric pattern design on red ground, Early 20th century (Gift of Mr. Konishi Akito)
Rug for Prayer, Tapestry weave; mihrab (prayer niche) and floral geometric pattern design on white, dark red, and light blue ground,
Early 20th century