Japan: Bulletin of the Office of the Shoso-in Treasure House 2015 no.37

A very interesting and humbling opportunity for me over the past three years was to view first hand and participate in the compilation of vital information pertaining to fiber used and technical production of these 8th century Chinese felt rugs preserved in Nara. Looking very much forward to the annual exhibition of portions of the collection to be held around the last week of October and beginning weeks of November at the Nara National Museum with this year’s focus on the masks, calligraphy brushes and stunning kasen felt rugs.

 

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