Boro: The Art of Necessity

Boro: The Art of Necessity

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Exhibition Catalog

Ostasiatiska Museet, Stockholm, 2021. Published in association with Art & Theory Publishing, Stockholm.

166 pp. Well illustrated (all col.). 24 x 17 cm. In English. Paperbound.

ISBN 9789198606584

Boro - The Art of Necessity tells the story of artistry born from hardship. It traces history and memories through patched and mended fabrics - a Japanese textile culture where no scrap of material is wasted, and whose economical creations were passed down between the generations. The book contains photo documentation of key pieces from the collection of folklorist, archaeologist and ethnologist Chuzaburo Tanaka (1933-2013). This publication surveys the history of boro as textiles, but also examines boro's changing social, economic and aesthetic status. It includes critical texts by Staffan Appelgren, Petra Holmberg, Yoshiko Iwamoto Wada and Philip Warkander. With photo documentation by Kyoichi Tsuzuki. Published in collaboration with the Museum of Far Eastern Antiquities, Stockholm.

Subject Headings: Asian Art (traditional) ; Non-Western Art -- Japan -- Costume/Fashion ; Textile/Fiber Arts --

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