Reflections of the Exotic East in American Quilts

Reflections of the Exotic East in American Quilts

Reflections of the Exotic East in American Quilts

Reflections of the Exotic East in American Quilts presents an historical overview of the influence of Japanese, Chinese, Indian, and Middle Eastern design on American quiltmaking. It illustrates this influence through the Eastern motifs and materials used in quilts made between 1800 and 1950. Quilts from this period reflect the ongoing Western fascination with the "Orient," and also reveal the inaccurate and incomplete European and American vision of the mysterious and alluring “exotic” East.

Sponsors

Sponsors
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Nebraska Arts Council and Nebraska Cultural Endowment

Event Date
Friday, March 6, 2015 to Wednesday, August 26, 2015