Central Asian Textiles at The Nickle Arts Museum

Category: Exhibitions

The Nickle Arts Museum is located in Calgary, Canada

Central Asia is home to a number of Tribal groups with rich and varied textile traditions. Many of these speak to Tribal identity, nomadic lifestyle, or recent negotiations with urban life. From silk weaving, to wrapped reeds, fine embroidery and knotted pile weaving, the textiles of Kazakhstan, Turkmenistan, Uzbekistan, Kyrgyzstan, and Tajikistan are as technically sophisticated, as they are aesthetically compelling.

Central Asian Textiles

The Nickle Arts Museum has a small but significant collection of Central Asian textiles. Curated by Michele Hardy, this exhibition showcases a number of stunning new acquisitions from the area including a forty-five foot tent band woven by Turkman nomads.

Event program:

Museum for Lunch, Thursday 21 February, 12:00pm Michele Hardy, Curator of Decorative Arts
Exhibition Tour

Central Asian Textiles at The Nickle Arts Museum

Museum for Lunch, Thursday 20 March, 12:00pm Peter Haley, New Calgary Rug and Textile Club. Peter Haley will offer his insights into the carpet making traditions of Central Asia.

Film Screening, Friday, March 28, 6:00pm
Stanford Perrot Theatre, Alberta College of Art and Design
In Search of Lost Colour: The Story of Natural Dyes
Co-presented with the Alberta College of Art and Design and The New Calgary Rug and Textile Club. Filmmaker Charlotte Kwon will be in attendance and will answer questions following the screening.

Lecture, Saturday, March 29, 2:00pm
Charlotte Kwon, Director Maiwa Foundation
Tinted Wisdom: Natural Dyes in the World
Co-presented with the Alberta College of Art and Design and The New Calgary Rug and Textile Club

Tentband

Location and more information: The Nickle Arts Museum, University of Calgary 434 Collegiate Blvd, NW, Calgary, Canada

Jozan Magazine 15 February 2008



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