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The Aesthetics of Love: Far Eastern Siberia
Nov
3
to Jan 17

The Aesthetics of Love: Far Eastern Siberia

The exhibition will present the decorative art of the peoples of the Amur river basin; an art which embodies meaning and reveals the specific ontological construction of these peoples in their relationship with the visible and invisible world. The peoples presented – Nivkh, Nanai, the Ainu, Orotch and Hezhe (a Chinese minority) – founded their ways of life prior to the mid-20th century on the river Amur, which was their source of life and prosperity.

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Sepik: The Arts of Papua New Guinea
Oct
27
to Jan 31

Sepik: The Arts of Papua New Guinea

This exhibition presents a collection of 230 sculptures linked to the Sepik Valley, a large swampland in the north of Papua New Guinea. The exhibition gradually unveils a major figure common to all cultures of the 'lower' and 'middle' Sepik: the founding ancestor(s). The exhibition illustrates the multiple forms and variations in which these ancestral figures appear, from their public forms to their 'secret' forms.

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China: Through the Lens of John Thomson
Sep
19
to Feb 13

China: Through the Lens of John Thomson

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This exhibition, organized by the George Washington University and The Textile Museum, presents a stunning selection of Scottish photographer and travel writer John Thomson’s photographs, displayed alongside contemporaneous pieces from The Textile Museum’s collection of Qing Dynasty textiles and accessories. 

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Cloth: A Journey through South Asian Textiles
Sep
10
to Dec 20

Cloth: A Journey through South Asian Textiles

Inspired by traditions of magnificent handmade textiles for everyday use, the South Asian Decorative Arts & Crafts Collection Trust presents this insight into the remarkable work that goes into textiles and emphasises the vital part they play in domestic life and commercial enterprise in South Asia.

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Chinese Textiles: Ten Centuries of Masterpieces from the Met Collection
Aug
15
to Jun 19

Chinese Textiles: Ten Centuries of Masterpieces from the Met Collection

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This installation, which explores the cultural importance of silk in China, showcases the most important and unusual textiles from the Museum's collection. In addition to three rare pieces dating from the Tang dynasty (618–906), the exhibition also includes eleventh- and twelfth-century tapestries from Central Asia and contemporaneous Chinese examples of this technique; spectacular embroideries; theatrical garments; court costumes; and early examples of badges worn at court to designate rank.

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To Be With God: Ritual Textiles from Four Continents
Aug
15
to Nov 22

To Be With God: Ritual Textiles from Four Continents

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The Textile Museum of Oaxaca presents an exhibit featuring a selection of ritual textiles from their collection, linking the fabric of Oaxaca and Mexico with the textile traditions of other regions of the world, showing the parallels and contrasts in their materials, techniques, and designs. 

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¡Viva México! Clothing and Culture
May
9
to May 23

¡Viva México! Clothing and Culture

The evolution of Mexican fashion reflects the history of Mexico, where the textile arts reach back over many centuries. Vibrant expressions of creativity, the pieces in this exhibition combine remarkable technical skill with exquisite artistry. Over 150 stunning historic and contemporary pieces are on display at the Royal Ontario Museum, including complete costume ensembles, sarapes, rebozos, textiles, embroidery, beadwork and more.

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