Threads of Silk and Gold


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An exciting colaboration with the Ashmolean Bouquet

We are very excited to announce a colaboration with The Ashmolean Museum for their forthcoming exhibition, Threads of Silk and Gold, ornamental textiles from meiji Japan which runs from 9th November 2012 to 27th January 2013.
While it turns cold outside, the Ashmolean’s autumn-winter exhibition celebrates sumptuous interiors. Many of us are aware of the beauty of the traditional Japanese kimono; ‘Threads of Silk and Gold’ introduces the less well known but equally spectacular ornamental textiles that were made for western homes during Japan’s Meiji era (1868–1912). This was the famous period of Japonisme, which saw the European Impressionist painters exploring themes and styles taken from Japanese art, and Victorian rooms filled with Japanese decorative arts and crafts.

Threads of Silk and Gold

Threads of Silk and Gold

Matthew and Gary have designed this exclusive bouquet inspired by pieces in the exhibition, which will be available from the 9th of November from Fabulous Flowers. You can order online at Fabulous Flowers or by phone: Abingdon 01235 520346 Oxford 01865 511811. We will be making a donation to the Ashmolean for every order we receive. The bouquets come in standard: £40 (£5 donation) , large £70 (£10 donation), Deluxe £100 (£15 donation).

The bouquet has been created using parrot tulips, roses, chrysanthamums and mokara orchids in shades of yellows,golds and oranges and finished with peacock feathers taking inspiration from a quite spectacular embroidered screen featured in the exhibition.


We have 2 tickets to win for the exhibition ‘Threads of Silk and Gold, Ornamental Textiles from Meiji Japan’, please sign up for fabulous friends via the website and a lucky winner will be picked at random. The Museum will also be running a competition to win 2 of these amazing bouquets - details to follow.

To order tickets for the Threads of Silk and Gold exhibition go to The Ashmolean

 

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