[Ansteorra] Ottoman Empire textile motifs

Hillary Greenslade hillaryrg at yahoo.com
Mon May 14 09:38:25 PDT 2007

>From another list, thought some of our fiber artisans would find 
of interest, hillary 
The Walters Art Museum in Baltimore has an exhibition of 13 textiles 
and 12 Ottoman motifs running through September of this 
year. Details can be found

http://www.thewalte rs.org/eventscal endar/eventdetai ls.aspx?e= 522

The Ottoman Empire was home to a variety of ethnic and religious 
communities. Despite their cultural differences, these communities 
shared a sophisticated language of ornament, that each cultural group 
modified and adapted to its own individual needs and values. The 
Walters Art Museum has an excellent, but little-known, collection of 
embroidered textiles from Greece, Asia Minor, Armenia, Algeria, and 
other regions of the former Ottoman Empire. This Focus Exhibition 
includes 13 rarely seen textiles and 12 objects that display many of 
the ornamental motifs that are typical of Ottoman decorative art.

Thank you for your kind attention.
Lady Mori Matsunomae
mka Susan Moury

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