June 18, 2018

Okinawan Textile Workshops at HoMA

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The Honolulu Museum of Art is currently having an exhibition titled “Lacquer and Clay: Okinawan Art.”

  • WHAT: Lacquer and Clay: Okinawan Art
  • WHEN: May 10–September 23, 2018
  • WHERE: Honolulu Museum of Art, 900 S. Beretania Street, Honolulu, HI 96814
  • INFO: 808-532-8700

The Honolulu Museum of Art is offering several workshops this summer.

Okinawan textile workshop

Textile Sharing 

Friday, Aug. 10, 10 a.m.-noon • Gallery 30 • Free

The museum’s curator of textiles Sara Oka will share textiles from the vault. Visiting artists from the Okinawa Traditional Textile Association will examine, discuss and share their insights.

Weaving Demonstration 

Saturday + Sunday, Aug. 11 + 12, 10 a.m.-3 p.m. • In the exhibition and in Gallery 30 • Free with museum admission

Guests can watch a visiting artist from the Okinawa Traditional Textile Association weave on a loom, as well as try their own hand at weaving on a traditional Okinawan loom, with the help of two visiting artists.

Katachiki LooChoo’s Royal Cloth Workshop 

Sunday, Aug. 12, 10 a.m.-3 p.m. • Honolulu Museum of Art School, Room 101 • $100 tuition, $75 for museum members. Registration: myhoma.org/katachiki

Learn about the “royal cloth” that was traditionally worn only in Okinawa’s royal courts. A visiting artist and an assistant from the Okinawa Traditional Textile Association will demonstrate how to create bingata (katachiki) with stencils and dyes.”