Exhibits!

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1.)
“RECENT ACQUISITIONS”
Through January 3
Textile Museum
Washington DC

This exhibit will celebrate the Museum’s rich collection and share with the public a selection of 19 of the most artistically and culturally compelling objects The Textile Museum has acquired within the last five years. Exhibited pieces will include hats from Peru and Cameroon and a turban from India, a contemporary batik from Java, Indonesia, a Turkish prayer rug, and a grass raincoat from China, among others.

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2.)
“SKIN & BONES: TATTOOS IN THE LIFE OF THE AMERICAN SAILOR”
Through January 3
Independence Seaport Museum
Philadelphia, PA

This exhibit delves into the beliefs, mysteries, traditions, and power of the tattoo in American maritime culture. It features traditional and modern tattooing tools, flash (tattoo design samples) and other tattoo-related art, historic photographs and artifacts, a recreation of an old-time “tattoo parlor,” and a mini-documentary of the recorded personal stories of tattooed sailors.

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This material was gathered from the Costume Society of America e-news. Thank you!

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