Wednesday, July 15, 2015
London museum report 1 -- bark cloth
Things have been so busy here since I got home from Europe in April that I haven't had much chance to report on the museums and other sightseeing we did. I'll try to catch up in the next couple of weeks.
The British Museum had an exhibit of grass cloth from the South Pacific, with fabulous patterns and apparently impeccable technique (I wished I could have felt the goods).
Although most of the items in the exhibit were old, there were a few contemporary pieces -- and it was difficult to tell them apart because the old ones are so well preserved. Maybe the new ones were a bit whiter.