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Over/Under: Woven Craft at Mingei

Photo courtesy of Mingei International Museum. Rectangular Basket with Fabric Cover, Japan, Bamboo, cotton, Gift of Esther and Morgan Sinclaire, 2009-05-147.
10 AM, ongoing daily from November 4, 2023 until March 10, 2024.
Mingei International Museum: Balboa Park
All Ages
$0 to $15

Woven crafts have been part of the human experience since our earliest beginnings. In some cultures, the skill of weaving is tied to a mythical teacher, such as a spider weaving its web. Woven objects continue to be made around the world as objects of use, and also as works of art to be contemplated for their beauty and technical mastery. 

This exhibition features over 75 works, including textiles, basketry, garments, hats, toys, jewelry, and more. Examples include giant fish traps from the Philippines, a Japanese silkworm basket and traditional woven rain boots, and Egyptian woven textiles. Local makers include Kumeyaay artist Eva Salazar, weaver Sarah Winston, and others.

A major component of the exhibition is a large mural by San Diego artist Yomar Augusto, whose lyrical, linear paintings evoke woven forms.

Event Supported By

Mingei International Museum

Mingei International Museum: Balboa Park

1439 El Prado
San Diego, California 92101

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