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HISTORY OF BERBER RUGS AS CULTURAL OBJECTS

October 25, 2018 @ 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Moroccan rugs from the Berber tribes are well-known as decor. But they are first and foremost utilitarian art, with a history, design, and language that reveal much of Berber culture, one of the world’s oldest but least studied living cultures. This informal talk will pull from our extensive collection to show examples of regional tribal groups and explore the symbolic language of Berber art. Come ready to sit on the rug piles and learn something of a wildly expressive textile…

Moroccan rugs from the Berber tribes are well-known as decor. But they are first and foremost utilitarian art, with a history, design, and language that reveal much of Berber culture, one of the world’s oldest but least studied living cultures. This informal talk will pull from our extensive collection to show examples of regional tribal groups and explore the symbolic language of Berber art. Come ready to sit on the rug piles and learn something of a wildly expressive textile art form. Questions and curiosity much encouraged!




Details

Date:
October 25, 2018
Time:
5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Cost:
Free
Event Category:
Event Registration:
portlandtextilemonth.com

Organized By

Kat & Maouche
Organizer Website
katandmaouche.com/

Venue

Kat + Maouche
33 NW 4th Ave.,
Portland, OR 97209 US

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