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Fowler in Focus: Japanese Pictorial Ikats from the Krauss Collection

When: recursEvery Sun, Wed, Thu, Fri, Sat, January 8, 2012 - June 25, 2012; 12:00 PM - 5:00 PM; Open until 8 p.m. on Thursdays!
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Sake-swilling imps, Buddhist saints in the form of pop-up dolls, turtles trailing seaweed as longevity symbolswelcome to the engaging imagery of Japanese e-gasuri, or picture ikat cloth. Japanese weavers, like their counterparts in South, Southeast, and Central Asia, mastered the art of ikat, or the resist-dyeing of patterns into yarn before it is woven into cloth. Kasuri is the name of a rustic type of Japanese ikat cloth, almost always dyed deep blue with indigo. E-gasuri designates kasuri cloth with pictorial motifs.

Fowler in Focus: Japanese Pictorial Ikats from the Krauss Collection features approximately thirty cloths selected from a collection of more than two hundred e-gasuri generously donated to the Fowler by Dr. Jeffery Krauss of Potomac, Maryland.

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Submitted By: Fowler Museum at UCLA
Tags: Visual Arts, Wheel chair access, Free admissions