Tuesday, February 23, 2010

Textiles Along The Silk Road: Lecture by Joan Christoffersen: Part 2

The top know on a beautiful hat
the beautiful edgework on the same chapeau!
What amazed us all about many of these textiles is the variety of hand work in each piece. Ms. Christoffersen suggested that the textiles of this region are as colorful as they are, at least in part, to counter the stark geographical realities of the area. After seeing some of the slides I have to say that I agree with the plausibility of that assessment !

The "full" hat

The hat below is just a cacophony of color and design work!
and this is what the inside of this piece looks like !

I loved to more quiet colors and beautiful design work on this hat

Some more designs and fancy stitching. What a feast for the eyes this lecture was !

I will have one more post in this series tomorrow.
More glorious textiles from this magical place called the silk road!
When will I win a lottery so that I can go?!!


1 comment:

Jeannie said...

Thank you so much for sharing all of this wonderful info, Marie. The textiles are gorgeous. It just boggles the mind at life in earlier centuries.

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