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Friday, December 15, 2017


Exhibition Public - USA & Canada

Dramatic Threads: Textiles of Asia

Newark Museum
49 Washington Street,
Newark, New Jersey, USA
Mar 14, 2018 To Feb 15, 2019


Detail: Featuring theatrical and political costumes as well as architectural and decorative textiles from diverse areas of Asia — Dramatic Threads: Textiles of Asia will showcase works that display a wide range of techniques. Different embroidery stitches may be read like a signature to unveil where they were made. Woven textiles reflect diverse making methods ranging from virtuoso brocades and slit-tapestry to twill and plain weaves. The materials used—gold, silk, wool, cotton—all unlock regional access to resources weighing local production compared to luxury imports. Cultural preferences for specific color palates and subject matter intertwine with these resources and underscore distinct regional histories.

Phone No.: 973.596.6550
Site URL: https://www.newarkmuseum.org/dramatic-threads



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