Beguiling Beni: Safflower Red in Japanese Fashion

The Japanese dye 'beni', made from safflower petals, produces red hues and an iridescent green. This display reveals its many uses in fashion, from heel-less shoes by Noritaka Tatehana, to textiles, cosmetics and ukiyo-e woodblock prints.

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  • Closes Sunday, 31 March 2024

  • V&A South Kensington

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    London, SW7 2RL

  • Japan, Room 45, The Toshiba Gallery

  • Free

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Header image: Heel-less shoes, by Noritaka Tatehana, 2021, Japan. Museum no. FE.202-2022. © Victoria and Albert Museum, London