Renowned Japanese artist Nagara Yozo embroidering a lion on a frame c1910
Newsletter No 38 - 32p, October 2007 - available as a Pdf file to download
Phyllis Nye, our founding editor, retires - Ruth Barnes
And a new editor takes over - Nick Fielding
News: Remarkable find in 2500-year old Chinese tomb; Arts and Ethnology Centre opens in Luang Prabang, Laos; Jun Tomita, master of the Japanese art of kasuri (ikat) weaving; Washington's Textile Museum set for major expansion.
Ceremonial coverlets from Japan: Japanese Fukusa textiles from the Meiji Period - Hiroko McDermott
Japanese wrapping textiles at the Horniman - Fiona Kerlogue
Cataloguing the Iranian Qajar textile collection at the V&A - Jennifer Wearden
OATG visits and meetings: The British Museum Store, the Bhutanese and Indonesian collections of Lesley Pullen and Mary Kinipple's collection of Tibetan textiles
Book reviews: Crafting Beauty in Mondern Japan catalogue for the exhibition: 'Japan's 'Living National Treasures' at the British Museum, Nicole Rousmaniere (ed); Minority Textile Techniques, Costumes from South-West China Ruth Smith (ed); Architectural Textiles: Tent Bands of Central Asia, by Richard Isaacson; Natural Dyes: Sources, Tradition, Technology and Science, by Dominique Cardon, trans. Caroline Higgit; Material choices: Refashioning bast and leaf fibres in Asia and the Pacific, Roy W. Hamilton and B. Lynne Milgram (eds); Balotra: The complex language of print, Emma Ronald.
Events in the UK and abroad
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