Master Calendar

View Link
Battle Worn: Masculine Ideals and Military Identity in Modern Japanese Textiles
Event Type:
Exhibit
Location:
Ruth Funk Center for Textile Arts Gallery 2nd floor
 
Thursday, December 13, 2012
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM (ET)
Calendars:
Arts and Music Calendar,Community Events,Featured Events
Contact:
Keidra Navaroli
6129
Department:Ruth Funk Textiles Center

National duty and familial honor played an essential role in shaping the perception of Japanese soldiers in the 19th and early 20th centuries.  During military conflict, loved ones often dedicated unique textiles that accompanied men into battle.  These symbolically charged items provided courage and protection as the soldier journeyed to war and often memorialized his triumphant return in victory or death.

Battle Worn will feature over 50 military textiles, hand-painted on cotton and silk, from the private collection of Dr. Michael Bortner.  Objects presented reflect the development of a national military identity rooted in cultural tradition.  Highlights include army and navy celebration banners, “good luck” flags,” “one thousand” stitch belts, uniforms, and children’s toys. 

http://textiles.fit.edu

Related Events
Event DateEvent TimeTitleLocation
12/14/2012 Fri
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM (ET) Battle Worn: Masculine Ideals and Military Identity in Modern Japanese TextilesRuth Funk Center for Textile Arts Gallery 2nd floor
Add to Personal Calendar
Download iCal
Google Calendar
Yahoo Calendar
Windows Live

http://events.fit.edu/MasterCalendar/EventDetails.aspx?data=hHr80o3M7J7mG6ehxPnLJqN7pNFvXnGqspb7ezNpyqVLn2FhaG642kQaq%2fif%2blip