AN exhibition has offered a rare chance to see an eastern take on the traditional art of flower arranging.

A range of Japanese flower displays, assembled by ladies from the North East Japanese Women’s Association, went on show at Palace Green Library in Durham today (Wednesday, August 20).

Visitors were able to see a variety of flower arrangements, consisting of both traditional ‘Ikebana’ forms which emphasise shape, line and form, and modern, Japanese arrangements, in the Library’s Learning Centre.

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The free flower arrangement displays form part of the larger Seven Treasures exhibition at the library, which features Japanese enamelware on loan from the Victoria and Albert museum in London.

Admission to The Seven Treasures exhibition costs £4.50 or £3.50 for concessions and runs until August 31.

Dr Keith Bartlett, Director of Culture for Durham University, said “We are delighted to showcase this traditional and beautiful Japanese art form.”

For more information, please contact Palace Green Library, on 0191 334 2932.