Historical Japanese Kasuri to Contemporary Ikat: A Selected Look

  • 22 Apr 2023
  • 6:00 PM - 7:30 PM
  • Downtown Art Center, 1041 Nuuanu Ave., Second Floor, Honolulu, HI 96817


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Visiting textile artist and instructor Marilyn Robert will present a power point lecture on early ikat (kasuri) weaving in Japan featuring the materials, patterns and motifs, dyes, and where to see them. Indigo dyeing history will also be covered. Following the technique to the contemporary time period, she will look at Japan, SE Asia, Scandinavia, and the Americas, and talk about influential weavers, dyers, and artists. 

This program is free and open to the public; registration is required. Sponsored by the Hawaiʻi Handweavers' Hui and supported by the State Foundation on Culture and the Arts through appropriations from the Legislature of the State of Hawaiʻi and by the National Endowment for the Arts.


Marilyn Robert has worked in the field of textile design and art since the 1980’s. She earned a Master of Fine Arts degree in Fibers from the University of Oregon. She has been the recipient of grants and awards, including a Japan Foundation Artist Grant in 1997 to travel in Japan for study of traditional indigo-dyed textiles and contemporary fiber art. 

Marilyn has taught for thirteen years at Lane Community College as head of the Fibers program, and as an adjunct Fine Arts Professor at the University of Oregon, both in Eugene, Oregon. Marilyn was the co-founder of Eugene Textile Center and currently travels, lecturing and teaching workshops. She teaches dyeing, printing, shibori, and katazome as well as handweaving, especially ikat (kasuri) weaving. She exhibits her work, is the author of several articles about textiles, and enjoys curatorial work. Marilyn is passionate about dyeing with botanical dyes and continues to teach and to learn more about this subject. Her studio and dye garden are her favorite places to be.

More information: marilynrobert.com

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