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Monday, September 27, 2021


Exhibition Public - USA & Canada

Weaving Splendor: Treasures of Asian Textiles

The Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art
4525 Oak Street,
Kansas City, USA
Sep 25, 2021 To Mar 06, 2022


Detail: For the first time in decades, the Nelson-Atkins will display rarely seen Chinese, Indian, Japanese, and Persian clothing, costumes, and textiles. Made with fine materials, exemplary techniques, and artistry, Asian luxury textiles were central to global trade. The sumptuous textiles in this exhibition conveyed the identities, status, and taste of both local and international patrons and consumers. Luxurious costumes of the court performed power, while striking theater robes brought stage characters to life. Sturdy wall hangings and furniture covers transformed palaces, temples, and homes, while shimmering tapestry-woven carpets were created as diplomatic gifts for foreign rulers. The extraordinary stories of these treasures of the collection take visitors on an irreducible journey across continents, from the 1500s to today.

Phone No.: 816-751-1278
Contact Email: [email protected]
Site URL: https://nelson-atkins.org/exhibitions/weaving-splendor

One Hundred Cranes Imperial Robe (detail)
One Hundred Cranes Imperial Robe (detail)
China
Late 17th-early 18th century Qing Dynasty (1644–1911)
57 7/8 x 91 inches
Embroidered damask

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