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May 12

New at UMMA: Oshima Tsumugi Kimono

Celebrate Mother’s Day with a short, docent introduction to an exceptional hand-dyed and hand-woven kimono. Fashioned in the Amami islands of Japan, Oshima Tsumugi silk has long been admired for its understated beauty, incredible softness, and comfortable year-round lightness. From pattern design and cotton-thread binding, to over 100 rounds of plant and mud dyeing and weaving, it may take up to one year to complete a roll (bolt) of cloth. This special installation introduces UMMA audiences to one of the ten exceptional Oshima Tsumugi kimono recently donated to the Museum by Kazuko Miyake.

This kimono was recently gifted to UMMA by Ms. Kazuko Miyake.