August 23, 2013
I am really pleased to have been invited by Hickoree’s to mount a exhibition in their store here in Brooklyn: I’ve had a wonderful working relationship with them for some time now, and they’re some of the most gracious people you can meet, so I accepted their invitation without any hesitation.
The show is opening tonight, 23 August from 7 – 9 PM, so please come if you can. I’ll be giving an informal talk on Japanese folk textiles, and this exhibition will be running for one week–and there are a lot of textiles on view to purchase. After this show closes, Hickoree’s will keep a lot of the textiles on view and accessible.
The owners of Hickoree’s, Emil and Sandy, asked their talented sister Liza to customize a blackboard for the event, above.
Above you see another view onto the show: the jacket on the left is a sashiko stitched work coat from Yamagata prefecture. Behind the striped cloth in the center of the photo is a contemporary jacket by Blue Blue Japan, a detail is shown below.
A very wearable sakiori hanten, or rag weave work coat, can be seen above, hanging over a table covered in a large, sashiko stitched furoshiki.
Below is a remarkable noragi that I’ve shown on this blog. This old Japanese work clothing integrates so well into Hickoree’s, who sells wonderful men’s clothing from small makers, many of them Japanese.
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