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Timorese Textile Exhibition

Timor, one of the 556 islands that comprise the Indonesian province of East Nusa Tenggara, is noted for its distinctive textiles such as warp-faced ikat and other fabrics made of home-grown, handspun cotton with naturalistic motifs and geometric patterns. These textiles are still being made on the island by women using back strap loom and other age-old tools and techniques. Manami Okazaki first became intrigued with the beauty of this traditional craft 10 years ago and has traveled regularly to Timor ever since. To mark Babaghuri’s second anniversary, we will hold an exhibition of Timorese textiles consisting of 100 textile works and 50 woven bags collected by Okazaki over the years, as well as 30 photographs taken by Okazaki. All items will be available for purchase.We invite you to come and take a look.

April 17th to 21st , 2008
11:00 to 19:00 (to 17:00 on April 21)
closed on Tuesday&Wednesday
3-1-7 Kiyosumi, Koto-ku, Tokyo,
tel. 03-3820-8825
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