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Kimono & Obi: Romantic Echoes From Japan’s Golden Age

January 14 @ 11:00 am - 5:00 pm

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An event every week that begins at 11:00am on Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday, repeating until January 15, 2017

FREE

The BMA presents an exquisite selection of late 19th- and mid-20th century kimonos and obis that have never been shown before. Obi are wide sashes wrapped around the kimono wearer’s waist and tied in an ornate knot at the back. These stunning garments were made after the lifting of sumptuary laws during Japan’s Edo period (1603–1867) when commoners were forbidden to wear showy clothing with colors like red or purple. The Meiji Era (1868–1912) coincided with increased prosperity as Japan entered the industrial age and this newfound wealth was often expressed in lavish garments. Many of these kimonos displayed decorative motifs with symbols of the Imperial Court, especially those referring to the Heian Era (794–1185), considered Japan’s Golden Age when the court was in its most powerful, refined, and romantic period.

Details

Date:
January 14
Time:
11:00 am - 5:00 pm
Cost:
FREE
Event Category:
Website:
https://artbma.org/exhibitions/2016-kimono-obi

Venue

Baltimore Museum of Art
10 Art Museum Drive
Baltimore, MD 21218 United States

Organizer

Baltimore Museum of Art
Phone:
443-573-1700
Website:
www.artbma.org