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Thru Jan 28: Decorative kimono and costume exhibition closing at Clark Center

Clark Kimono Blue Uchikake

Uchikake, or outer robe, originated in the Kamakura period (1185-1333), when women of the samurai class adopted for formal occasions. One of the garments on display at the Clark Center’s “Woven Identities of Japan” is a spectacular “Blue uchikake with courtly scene” dating from the nineteenth century. Made of plain-weave blue satin, this garment...
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Woven Identities of Japan: Ainu and Okinawa Textiles, Sept 4 – Oct 29

Clark Woven Ikinawa Bingata

Textiles are an intrinsic part of life across all cultures throughout history. Whether used as clothing, containers, or mere decoration, textiles literally bind communities together. No other medium at once communicates social standing, cultural values, and aesthetics while also carrying out a functional purpose. This fall, the Clark Center for Japanese Art and Culture...
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