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Mood Indigo: Textiles from Around the World

Apr 9 – Oct 9 2016

Seattle Asian Art Museum

Tateuchi Galleries

Mood Indigo: Textiles From Around the World honors the unique ability of the color blue to create many moods in cloth.

Drawn primarily from the Seattle Art Museum’s global textile collection—Mood Indigo illuminates the historic scope of this vibrant pigment.

The exhibition features a set of tapestries from Belgium, a silk court robe from China, a vast array of kimonos from Japan, batiks and ikats from Indonesia and Africa, and ancient fragments from Peru and Egypt.

An immersive contemporary installation devoted to indigo by Rowland Ricketts will be accompanied by a soundtrack by sound artist Norbert Herber that unveils the musical nuances indigo can suggest. From the sultry darkness of midnight to the vitality of a bright sky, come let the myriad blues in their multiple forms surround you.


The exhibition is organized by the Seattle Art Museum.

Presenting Sponsor

Major Sponsor
4 Culture

Additional Support
ArtsFund/Guendolen Carkeek Plestcheeff Fund for the
    Decorative and Design Arts
Contributors to the SAM Fund

Image: Chinami and Rowland Ricketts.

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