Tour of " Woven Tresures of Japan's Tawaraya Workshop" w/Anne Marie Moeller '77

What:  Lunch time tour of the Textile Museum exhibition "Woven Treasures of Japan's Tawaraya Workshop"

Title:  "Decoding Ancient Symbolic Motifs"


Dressed in a modern kimono to illustrate differences in historical Japanese fashions, Japanese textile scholar Ann Marie Moeller will give a lunch time tour of the Textile Museum exhibition "Woven Treasures of Japan's Tawaraya Workshop".  She will explain the ancient symbols woven into fabrics created by this 500 year old workshop which recreates antique textiles for the Japanese Imperial family, shrines, temples and museums.
Where:  The Textile Museum, 2320 S Street, N.W., Washington,D.C. 20008-4088

Date:  Wednesday, July 25, 2012
Time:  12:00 p.m.
Cost:  Free, no reservations required
Phone:   202-667-0441
Press Contact:  Katy Clune,  202-667-0441 ext. 77
Lecturer Bio:
Ann Marie Moeller is a published Japanese Textile scholar who has collected and sold Japanese antiques since her student years at Harvard.  She lectures at universities and museums including The Smithsonian Associates, the Smithsonian Renwick Gallery, The Textile Museum, The Phillips Collection, The Walters Art Museum, The University of Maryland as well as The Asia Society.  Main author of Reading Kimono: Symbols and Motifs in Japanese Textiles, to be published by Schiffer Books, she has curated National Cherry Blossom Festival kimono exhibitions as well as textile exhibits for The Kennedy Center, The International Monetary Fund and The J.I.C.C., Embassy of Japan.