Birds, Bats and Butterflies of Chinese Textiles

30 September 31 October 2012

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Birds, Bats and Butterflies of Chinese Textiles looks at the felicitous messages found in Chinese folklore and mythology, often based on Confucian, Taoist or Buddhist canons and beliefs. Chinese textile designs illustrating these messages often favor motifs with double meanings or verbal puns that result in intricate, colorful, and inter-related designs that reflect a strong sense of cultural tradition.

This event runs between September 30, 2012 and January 30, 2013.

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