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The Thirteenth Annual Caroline and H. McCoy Jones Memorial Lecture

When: Sat., April 4, 10-11 a.m. 2020
Phone: 4157507624
Price: Free
With Deniz Beyazit, PhD Koret Auditorium, de Young Museum Woven bags carried by nomads in the Middle East were designed to contain all of the necessities of life, from bedding to salt. This talk will present distinctly patterned examples of woven bags from nomadic cultures from Anatolia to Iran. Featuring geometric patterns as well as stylized floral and animal motifs, these textiles are both utilitarian and expressive of a highly sophisticated tribal aesthetic. The talk draws from a selection of textiles that William and Inger Ginsberg donated in 2015 and 2018 to the Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York.


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