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Thursday, May 24, 2018

Exhibition Public - USA & Canada

Bingata! Only in Okinawa

The George Washington University Museum and The Textile Museum
701 21st Street, NW,
Washington, DC, USA
Nov 05, 2016 To Jan 30, 2017

Detail: Okinawa, Japan’s southernmost prefecture, was an independent kingdom until 1879, with its own language, culture, and distinctive textile traditions. This special showing of textile treasures from Okinawan museum collections will feature brightly coloredbingata—traditional resist-dyed fabrics—and contemporary works by Okinawan artists and fashion designers.

Organized in partnership with the Okinawa Prefectural Government. Major grant support for this exhibition is provided by the Coby Foundation, Ltd., and the E. Rhodes and Leona B. Carpenter Foundation.

Phone No.: 202-994-5200
Contact Email: [email protected]
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Inner robe (dujin)
Inner robe (dujin)
Shuri, Okinawa
19th century
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