Talks with David Roche 2018

Keeping Up Appearances: Traded cottons (sarasa) and Edo knock-offs | A talk by David Button | Thursday 11 October 6PM

Indian cotton textiles, block printed, resist dyed and painted were traded around the world for hundreds of years. Known as sarasa (calicos & chintz), fragments have been unearthed in Fostat, Egypt, dating from the 14th century. The Arabs bought Indian sarasa textiles to Indonesia in exchange for spices. The finer cloths became markers of high status. Later, when European traders… 

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Edo Style event series

Over the season of the Edo Style: Art of Japan (1615–1868) exhibition, The David Roche Foundation will be presenting a series of special events related to Japanese art and culture. On this page, you can find a list of all the events planned for Edo Style to put in your calendar (so you don’t miss out!). 5 September: Edo Style:… 

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