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CHH Spinners – “The Boro Phenomenon”
September 17, 2022 @ 10:00 AM
Boro, literally, “rag” in Japanese, refers to objects that have been used, broken, and worn to tatters, then lovingly mended to last far beyond their expected life.
Antique Japanese boro textiles, much like patchwork quilts in America, eventually came to be appreciated for their artistic qualities which have much in common with contemporary art. They are now seen as a prime example of the slow fashion movement, which promotes re-use of textiles for sustainability and reduction of waste.
Our speaker, Yoshiko Wada, is a textile artist, curator, art historian, scholar professor and author. An internationally known expert on shibori, boro and other Janese arts, Yohshiko has received multiple awards for her work, including the George Hewitt Myers Award recognizing “lifetime achievements and exceptional contributions to the field of textile arts.”
For more on Yoshiko and her work visit her website: https://yoshikowada.
Yoshiko will be giving her lecture live from England via Zoom.