Layers of Influence: Unfolding Cloth Across Cultures

Taxonomy

Code

Scope note(s)

  • November 17, 2016 - April 19, 2017.
  • CURATOR: Jennifer Kramer
  • From birth to death, humans are wrapped in cloth worn for survival, but more importantly, wear clothing as an external expression of their spiritual belief system, social status and political identity. This stunning exhibition will explore clothing’s inherent evidence of human ingenuity, creativity and skill, drawing from MOA’s textile collection — the largest collection in Western Canada — to display a global range of materials, production techniques and adornments across different cultures and time frames. Curated by Dr. Jennifer Kramer (MOA Curator, Pacific Northwest), Layers of Influence will entrance MOA visitors with large swaths of intricate textiles often worn to enhance the wearer’s prestige, power and spiritual connection, including Japanese kimonos, Indian saris, Indonesian sarongs, West African adinkra, adire and kente cloth, South Pacific barkcloth, Chinese Qing dynasty robes, Indigenous Northwest coast blankets, Maori feather cloaks and more. A sumptuous feast for the eyes, the exhibition is an aesthetic and affective examination of humanity’s multifaceted and complex history with cloth and its ability to amplify the social, political and spiritual influence of the wearer as a functional expression of self-identity.

Source note(s)

Display note(s)

Hierarchical terms

Layers of Influence: Unfolding Cloth Across Cultures

Layers of Influence: Unfolding Cloth Across Cultures

Equivalent terms

Layers of Influence: Unfolding Cloth Across Cultures

Associated terms

Layers of Influence: Unfolding Cloth Across Cultures

2 Archival description results for Layers of Influence: Unfolding Cloth Across Cultures

2 results directly related Exclude narrower terms