CREATION THROUGH TRADITION

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CREATION THROUGH TRADITION

Japanese Textile Design and Techniques

Japanese farmer's vest. Photo courtesy of Masako Masuda.

Please join us for this exciting event. Textiles have played a significant role in Japanese culture
throughout its history. Weavers and dyers are renowned for their distinctive designs and exceptional
aesthetics. Using fine examples of each, Masako will introduce various dyeing techniques such as
Katazome, Shibori, Indigo and Kakishibu as well as weaving procedures including Sakiori, Kasuri and
Meisen. Linking contemporary textiles to these traditional techniques, Masako will demonstrate how
Japanese artisanship has been expanded and refined through innovative transformation of
traditional skills. One example of this is Nuno, a textile which is recognised by museums around the
world.

MASAKO MASUDA
Masako Masuda’s lifelong engagement with Japanese textiles began with her grandfather’s textile
company trading as Chobishi in Tokyo,1910. One of the first exporters of Japanese silks and kimonos
to the world, Masuda’s personal designs also brought Western sensibilities to Japanese consumers
of the early 20th C. Masako has worked with both collectors and curators as well as textile, fashion
and costume designers in Konjaku Nishimura, Kyoto specialising in antique and vintage textiles. This
employment allowed her to extend her love of Japanese textiles into historical and technical
research. Since moving to Australia in 1995, her interests broadened to include ceramics, decorative
arts and works on paper, seeking to present the best examples of Japanese artisanship through
curated exhibitions.

HOW TO BOOK: Please email Lindie Ward lindieward@hotmail.com by May 7 book your place at the gallery visit and to request a restaurant reservation. Limited numbers. Please make all bookings and payments in advance.

HOW TO PREPAY:
1. By Direct Debit (“your name MASUDA” as reference)
BSB: 012 003 Account Number: 2185 28414
Account Name: The Asian Arts Society of Australia

2. By credit card on this website – see booking button on top right of this page

 

Details

Date:
11 May, 2023
Time:
11:00 am - 12:00 pm AEST
Event Categories:
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Organiser

TAASA
Email
bookings@taasa.org.au

Venue

Masuda Gallery, Space 145
145 St John's Rd NSW Australia + Google Map