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TEMARI Boro Festival

  • Honolulu Museum of Art School 1111 Victoria Street Honolulu, HI, 96814 United States (map)

TEMARI, Center for Asian and Pacific Arts, in partnership with the Honolulu Museum of Art presents this celebration of boro, which means "rags" in Japanese.

Inspired by the exhibition Remaining Remnantsthe Boro Festival includes talks on textiles, demonstrations, and a boro marketplace, with proceeds going to Honolulu Museum of Art School programs.

"TEMARI is focused on fabrics of all kinds," says TEMARI executive director Ann Asakura. "When boro became the hot new word at Louis Vuitton for its 2013 spring/summer collection, we thought people need to know where this word comes from, and this is the perfect opportunity. Visitors will see other aspects of boro—it's not just dying and stitching, you can make functional objects that you can wear as well as decorative objects. When you look at a cherished futon cover that has been woven into slippers, you can see the loving concept of boro."


Textile Talks
• Old Folk Boro, Linda Ryan, 10:30am + 12:30pm
• Sashiko Stitching, June Hirano, 11:30am + 1:30pm

Marketplace Talk Story Demonstrations, 10am-3pm
• Rag Weaving: Nuno Zori, Hui O Laulima
• Don't Waste, Mo‘ili‘ili Community Center Senior Citizens
• Nouveau Sashiko, June Hirano
• Working with Himalayan Silk, Flo Johansen
• Boro + Denim, René Tomita
• From Kimono, Elizabeth Kent
• Old + New Sashiko, Lorraine Tokuyama
• Indigo Boro Plus, Linda Ryan
• Kimono Silks Remade, Les Kozuki

Special guided tour of Remaining Remnants with Sara Oka
The museum's curator of textiles leads a tour of her exhibition of gift or food coverings, apparel, home furnishings, and religious offerings all made from reused textiles. 
1 + 2pm

Food from Kaimuki Grill and Tats Shave Ice available for purchase.

Later Event: April 16
Bolts of Fun & Fabric