Must see exhibit at Seattle Asian Art Museum

Indigo dyed Yoruba cloth & ritual costume. Part of the Seattle Asian Art Museum exhibit, "Mood Indigo: Textiles From Around the World"

Indigo dyed Yoruba cloth & ritual costume. Part of the Seattle Asian Art Museum exhibit, “Mood Indigo: Textiles From Around the World”

I spent part of the afternoon at the Seattle Asian Art Museum and I will be returning to spend much more time with the stunning exhibit “Mood Indigo: Textiles from Around the World“.

This exhibit has something for everyone to enjoy, including a room with 3 MASSIVE 17th century tapestries from Flanders, and associated items, including a 19th Century American overshot coverlet in the Lee’s Surrender pattern.

19th century American woven coverlet in Lee's Surrender pattern. Part of the Seattle Asian Art Museum exhibit, "Mood Indigo: Textiles From Around the World"

19th century American woven coverlet in Lee’s Surrender pattern. Part of the Seattle Asian Art Museum exhibit, “Mood Indigo: Textiles From Around the World”

Other rooms in the exhibit are filled with 18th century  kimonos, contemporary artworks, African and Southeast Asian and Indian and American traditional garments. I am sure I missed much.

Indigo dyed kimonos, part of the Seattle Asian Art Museum exhibit, "Mood Indigo: Textiles From Around the World"

Indigo dyed kimonos, part of the Seattle Asian Art Museum exhibit, “Mood Indigo: Textiles From Around the World”

Really, there is so much in this show for anyone with an interest in textiles and history, I cannot recommend it highly enough. And there are two other exhibits currently on display which also deserve more than the cursory view, I gave to them!

Silk kimono, part of the Seattle Asian Art Museum exhibit, "Gold: Japanese Art From the Collection:

Silk kimono, part of the Seattle Asian Art Museum exhibit, “Gold: Japanese Art From the Collection:

 

 

Mood Indigo will be on display through October. If you do go, I also recommend you plan a bit of time to enjoy the Conservatory and Volunteer park, where the museum is located.
-Sarah

 

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