Asian Heritage Month Talk at NYCL: East Asian Fashion

April 26, 2013 | Muriel

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 Saturday, May 18 at 2:00 p.m.

North York Central Library Auditorium

Please call 416-395-5639 to register

 Come and join us as Susan Fohr from the Textile Museum of Canada talks about 19th century East Asian fashion, robes, headdresses etc., from the museum's beautiful collection.  The focus of this program is on design, materials, techniques, function and symbolism.

Chinese Festival Hat

Festival hat
Asia: East Asia, China, Hebei; Han people
Late 19th to early 20th century
Silk padded and stiffened with card and embroidered with metal and silk thread
17 cm x 11 cm
Gift of Fred Braida
T86.0603 Textile Museum of Canada

An orange silk tiger appears to be riding the top of this child’s hat with its paws clutching either side of the black earflaps. Wavy embroidered stitches suggest the tiger’s stripes, while fringes embellish its paws and belly, and the teeth in its open, grinning mouth are formed by a tiny curved row of pleated white silk.



You can visit the Textile Museum of Canada for free and discover its treasures with a Sun Life Financial Museum + Arts Pass.