Pitt Rivers Museum Exhibition Summary

The Pitt Rivers Museum is located In oxford, 'The Pitt Rivers Museum cares for the University of Oxford's collection of anthropology and world archaeology. Discover more about visiting along with information on the famous collections and our contemporary research'. http://www.prm.ox.ac.uk/. The Pitt Rivers museum showcases various historical and world cultures, what they wore, how they lived, what … Continue reading Pitt Rivers Museum Exhibition Summary

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Haute Couture Spring /Summer 2007

The Spring Summer Haute Couture Collection from Dior designed by John Galliano is amazing and gives me inspiration for my own work on my Japanese culture project. I particularly love the accessories, the embroidery and the way he has used the fans as head piece accessorize. I love the Feathered dress, the crane is one of my main Japanese symbols that Ive looked at for my design and I have a similar idea to create a feathered dress.

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Yuzen dyeing

'Silk-weaving families can be traced to the 15th century in the famous Nishijin weaving center of Kyoto, where elegant fabrics worn by the emperor and the aristocracy were produced. In the 17th century, designs on textiles were applied using stencils and rice paste, in the yuzen or paste-resist method of dyeing. The yuzen method provided an imitation of aristocratic brocades, which were forbidden to commoners … Continue reading Yuzen dyeing