Out only from the slight and simple crossing of the warp and the weft thread humankind has woven the most beautiful fabrics. Flowers, birds, trees, abstract patterns. We look at them and can feel the devotion, the patience and the deep joy of life, which are woven into this fabrics.
In our next exhibition we show 100 to 250 years old textiles, which had been collected over years in Indonesia. Some came from India to Indonesia, some were produced on one of the many Indonesian islands. There will be pieces of every size : large pieces for collectors, for use as wall hanging or just to enjoy. And smaller `cut down’ fabrics, which Japanese mainly use to make “shifuku” wrappings for precious and loved utensils. If you have the time: please visit us and listen to the inspirations, these old fabrics will tell you.
1 April, 2017 14:00 – 15:00
Hiroko Fukui will give a lecture in Japanese about the way old textiles are used in the art of the Japanese tea way. She will talk especially how these old fabrics have been used in history and can be enjoyed nowadays as wrappings “shifuku” for tea utensils and in portable tea boxes “chabako” for outdoor tea.
Hiroko Fukui has worked for many years as editor at Tankosha publishing company for the Uranseke school of Tea. Her newest book “Making and enjoying your own tea box” / 初めての茶箱遊び