This catalog accompanied an exhibition of Japanese indigo dyed shibori from the town of Arimatsu where this tradition of textile design began in the early 17th century. These works are superbly represented in 40 pages of 101 color plates covering each of the 52 historical kimono exhibited, in addition to works by contemporary shibori artists Kozo Takeda a Hiroko Harada, 19th century wood block prints depicting Arimatsu a shibori by Ando Hiroshige a other artists, a contextual map of Arimatsu, a views of the town today. Catalog essays include a history of the town a the textile art it produced written by Kozo Takeda, 15th generation descendant of one of the founders of Arimatsu, a presently the leading figure in Japanese shibori. Hiroko Harada, shibori historian, teacher a artist from Aichi Prefecture, close to the town of Arimatsu, has contributed her thoughts on the special place of indigo within Japanese culture, a Mary Lou Maxson, veteran amateur collector of Japanese textiles, has provided an overview of indigo-dyed shibori in the context of Japanese textiles. In a section of Plate Commentaries, Kozo Takeda has specifically described each of the textiles, a Hiroko Harada has added sketches of various techniques used in these works for those who would like to experiment in reproducing these designs. To order: Meadow Brook Art Gallery, Oakland University, Rochester, MI 48309-4401, phone: 810-370-3005.These works are superbly represented in 40 pages of 101 color plates covering each of the 52 historical kimono exhibited, in addition to works by contemporary shibori artists Kozo Takeda aamp; Hiroko Harada, 19th century wood block prints ...
|Author||:||Bonnie F. Abiko|
|Publisher||:||Oakland University - 1995-10|