ANNE WANNER'S Textiles in History   /  exhibitions

The Textile Museum
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1:00 to 5:00 pm

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Embroideries of the Greek Islands and Epirus Region

17 March until 3 September 2006


Included in this exhibition are approximately 70 embroidered textiles created between the 17th and 19th centuries for domestic life and bridal trousseaux. The embroideries document a great diversity of designs, structures and functions, and open a window to two different societies, the Latin West and the Ottoman East: embroidered bed tents, bedcovers, pillows, handkerchiefs and embroidered fabrics for women's clothing.
All of the textiles, except for two loaned objects, are from The Textile Museum's collections. Many were collected by the Museum's founder, George Hewitt Myers, in the early part of the 20th century.
The exhibition was curated by Sumru Belger Krody.

The exhibition will be accompanied by a catalogue, by Sumru Belger Krody, 160 pp.; 2006, all color plates.
The distinguishing characteristics of each region are highlighted, displaying the individual embroiderer's creativity and skill and the influence of the political, economic and social environment in which she lived.
Item #8091, Softcover, Price: $35.00 (Member Price: $31.50)

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