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Asian Textiles: Textiles of Nomadic People from Asia

"Asian Textiles: Textiles of Nomadic People from Asia"

Toyokan Room 13  December 18, 2018 (Tue) - March 3, 2019 (Sun)

  
Rug, Tapestry weave; interlocking lozenge and geometric pattern design on red ground (detail), 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 Bag, Soumak weaving; flower, bird, animal, and geometric pattern design, Lori people, Iran, First half of 20th century
Rug, Tapestry weave; nested lozenge and geometric pattern design, Kurd people, Iran, Early 20th century
Fragment of Piled Bag, Soumak weaving; stripe, deer, and geometric pattern design, Bakhtiari people, Iran, First half of 20th century