The Municipality of Pordenone is organizing an exhibition entitled “Kaitag, Art for Life”, which will take place from 11 September 2010 to 31 January 2011 at the newly-renovated Museum of Natural History in Via della Motta 16, Pordenone, Italy.
Dr. Carlo Scaramuzza, a scholar of Oriental textile arts, is coordinator of the exhibition, which will display 65 examples of Kaitag, embroidered silk fabrics made in Daghestan (North-Eastern Caucasus) and selected from numerous European collections.
Many of these works have never been shown in public. These hand-crafted fabrics date from 1600 to 1800; they were made by the women of the villages and used by the families on especially important occasions – births, weddings and deaths.
They were passed down from generation to generation as family heirlooms. This custom, which was observed almost religiously by the villagers, is the reason for the excellent state of conservation of these delicate objects, of which only a small number are still in existence.
Location: 11 September 2010 to 31 January 2011 at Museum of Natural History in Via della Motta 16, Pordenone, Italy.
Contact: Dr. Carlo Scaramuzza
Source: Press release Municipality of Pordenone