Tuesday, December 29, 2009

Parallel Worlds: Art of the Ainu of Hokkaido and Native Americans of the Pacific Northwest

Originally posted on You Tube: "June 6-28, 2009, the Portland Japanese Garden hosted a special exhibition in honor of the 50th anniversary of the sister city relationship between Portland and Sapporo, Japan. Entitled Parallel Worlds, the exhibition featured exquisitely designed traditional ceremonial robes created by Ainu artists from the northern Japanese island of Hokkaido and Native American artists of the Pacific Northwest. This groundbreaking exhibition became the first to juxtapose the textile arts of indigenous cultures on both sides of the north Pacific."