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Textiles of Japan
The Thomas Murray Collection
530 page, 420 colour and b/w illustrations. 25.5 x 34 cm
Produced by Hali Publications Ltd., London.
A unique collection of superb costume and textiles from 18th to 20th century Japan, including important Ainu robes and rare bingata royal kimonos from Okinawa.
Thomas Murray will give a lecture and sign books during Parcours des Monded from 4-5pm on Thursday 13 September 2018 at Espace Tribal, 22 rue Visconti, Paris
Thomas Murray is an independent researcher, collector and private dealer of Asian and Tribal Art with an emphasis on Indonesian sculpture and textiles, as well as animistic art from other varied cultures. He also features Indian printed trade cloths from the 14th-18th Centuries.
Thomas Murray recently served a three-year term as a member of President Obama's Cultural Property Advisory Committee at the State Department. President Obama said, "This dedicated individual brings a wealth of experience and talent to his new role and I am proud to have him serve in the months and years to come."
A HALI magazine contributing editor for the last 25 years, he serves as their "in-house" expert on all ethnographic textiles, with more than 45 publications. He has lectured widely, including "Ottoman Influences on Islamic Calligraphic Batik from Indonesia", "Li Textiles of Hainan, Seeking the Source of Lost Austronesian Iconography", "Lampung Imagery: Textile Iconography of South Sumatra", "Revealing Austronesian Aesthetics" and most recently "A Personal Perspective on the Collecting of Non-Western Art".
Thomas Murray is Past President of ATADA, The Antique Tribal Art Dealers Association.