The Textile Museum, Washington DC, has organized a virtual Rug and Textile Appreciation Morning where Christine Martens will speak about “Distinguishing Uyghur Feltmaking” 12 February 2022 at 11:00 a.m. EST.
Feltmaking has existed for millennia in the cities and villages in Xinjiang. In this virtual talk Christine Martens examines the felt processes and compares Uyghur felt with the traditions of the Turkmen, Kyrgyz and Turks, including gender roles in felt making. To participate, you can register online, and The Textile Museum will email you a link and instructions for joining.
Christine Martens is an independent researcher writing about textile traditions of Central Asia. She has conducted fieldwork in Kyrgyzstan, Uzbekistan, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan, Kazakhstan, Mongolia and Northwest China.
More information: The Textile Museum, Textile Appreciation Morning: Distinguishing Uyghur Feltmaking