October 01, 2018

Itchiku Kubota work featured in ‘Textile Landscape, Painting with Cloth in Mixed Media’ by Cas Holmes

The Kubota Collection, a charitable foundation managed by the International Chodiev Foundation (ICF) that funds exhibitions of the kimono, announced on Friday that work by Japanese textile artist Itchiku Kubota is featured in a new book by UK textile artist Cas Holmes, titled Textile Landscape, Painting with Cloth in Mixed Media.

The book is published by Batsford, an imprint of Pavilion Books. It is being launched alongside an exhibition of Holmes’ work at the Knitting and Stitching Show from 11-14 October 2018 at Alexandra Palace, London.

Textile Landscape, Painting with Cloth in Mixed Media showcases Holmes’s own personal, local pieces and travel diaries, along with work from international artists, including Itchiku Kubota’s Symphony of Light series from the collection.

Holmes said: “In Japan, the painting of cloth manifests itself as a wearable art form in the canvas of the kimono. The patterns and colours express a cultural appreciation of the landscape, where the natural world and seasonal changes provide the richest source of inspiration. She added that “One of the most impressive representations of this art form can be seen in the sublime work of Japanese artist Itchiku Kubota (1917–2003), who revived the lost art of Tsujigahana (silk dyeing) used to decorate elaborate kimono during the Muromachi Period (1333–1573).”


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