Threads of Silk and Gold: Ornamental Textiles from Meiji Japan

Supported by the Japan Foundation, SHISEIDO Co. Ltd and This autumn, the Ashmolean Museum presents the first exhibition devoted to the art of Meiji textiles ever to be held outside Japan. Threads of Silk and Gold: Ornamental Textiles From Meiji Japan will introduce the less well known but equally spectacular ornamental textiles that were made for the Western market during Japan’s Meiji era (1868–1912). Comprising some 40 examples of the highest-quality Meiji textiles from the newly acquired collection of the Kiyomizu-Sannenzaka Museum in Kyoto. Pieced together from around the world, this outstanding collection is one of the finest and most comprehensive of its type in existence. Also on display will be some superb pieces from the Ashmolean’s own collections.

Date: 9 November 2012 – 27 January 2013
Venue: Ashmolean Museum, Beaumont Street, Oxford. OX1 2PH
Tel: 01865 278002
Organiser: Asia House

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