Image courtesy Mactaggart Art Collection, University of Alberta Museums.
Historic and Ancient Textiles Affinity Group Meeting
The Historic and Ancient Textiles affinity group brings together people engaged in research on heritage textiles, including those recovered archaeologically, held in the collection of a community, university, or museum.
Meeting Date: May 8, 2021
Meeting Time: 12:00 noon EST
Zoom link (please register in advance for this meeting): https://gwu-edu.zoom.us/meeting/register/tJYuf–hpjwuE9BCa15NsWKPSxYpTr1a6XEM
This meeting will include time for greetings, announcements, and discussion, as well as two short presentations:
Tipu Sultan’s Kashmir Shawl and Other Shawl Curiosities, Joan Hart
My collection of Kashmir and paisley shawls contains at least one shawl with a fairly firm provenance to Tipu Sultan (1750-1799). Kashmir shawl production took on many forms throughout its several hundred years history, and we can take a peek at a few high points.
A Gold and Silk Tapestry Weave Tibetan Chuba
Isabel Pifen Chueh, Curator of the Mactaggart Art Collection, University of Alberta
This introduction to a magnificent 16th/17th century Chinese tapestry robe will discuss the weaving, material, and pattern.
If you any questions, please contact Ann Peters (firstname.lastname@example.org) or Lee Talbot (email@example.com)
We look forward to seeing you there!