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Writing with Thread

Traditional Textiles of Southwest Chinese Minorities


Exhibition Period
September 21–November 30, 2008

Exhibition highlights
Southwest China, a region of topographic, climatic and human diversity, is home to 31 of China's 56 ethnic groups. With over 500 of the finest and historically significant objects on loan from Taiwan-based collector, Huang Ying-feng, Writing with Thread celebrates the diverse and splendidly woven and embroidered handicrafts of these peoples.

Writing with Thread will provide an arresting visual feast of exquisite and rare costumes produced by 16 ethnic groups and nearly 100 subgroups. Included are the Miao, Yi, Dong, Tujia, Shui, Li, Zhuang, Dai, Buyi, Yao, Wa, and Zang. The exhibition will explore the meanings associated with the production and use of ethnic clothing.

Exhibition items: Courtesy of Evergrand Art Museum

Official website for Writing with Thread
Photo Gallery of exhibition highlights



Other Information:

Approximate Space Required
4,000~5,000 sq.ft. (367~459 sq.m.)

Project Director
Tom Klobe, Director Emeritus
University of Hawai'i Art Gallery
1535 McCarthy Mall, Honolulu, HI 96822 USA
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Project Associate Director
Li Lundin
Pacific Arts Link
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Collection Lender
Evergrand Art Museum & Huang Ying-Feng
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