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FABULOUS FABRICS FROM FIVE CONTINENTS EXHIBIT

March 28, 2016 @ 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm

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“Fabulous Fabrics from Five Continents” collected by Judy Manton, adjunct professor of cross-cultural studies at Fairleigh Dickinson University, will be exhibited at the Southeast Senior Center for Independent Living (SESCIL) March 28th thru April 10th. The exhibit is being co-sponsored by the Unitarian Universalist Congregation of the Palisades which holds its Sunday morning meetings at SESCIL.

Most of the fabrics are hand-woven or hand decorated. Techniques include tie dye, batik, applique, hand-printing and embroidery on silk, cotton, bark cloth and goat hair. Some of the extraordinary pieces are a Coptic cotton fragment, intensely embroidered wedding kurtas from the Sindh in Pakistan, exquisite embroidered pieces from minority areas in China and Judy’s heirloom which is a handwoven, wool bedspread dating back to 1848. Other special pieces are a silk applique of the eight precious treasures of Buddhism made for Manton in a monastery in Tibet and pictorial story cloth made in a refugee camp by a woman from Laos who embroidered her escape from the Pathet Lao.

The opening night event on March 28th from 5:00 – 7:00 p.m. will feature not only a power point presentation by Manton showing fabric artists at work around the world, but also a trousseau of Turkish fabrics inherited by Irene Danis-Kremen, former textile designer and stylist. Refreshments will be served. For reservations, call (SESCIL) at 201-569-4080.

EXHIBIT HOURS THROUGH APRIL 10th:

Tuesdays & Thursdays – 2:30-4:00

Fridays – 3:00-4:00

Saturdays – 1:00-4:00

Sundays – 1:00-4:00

Poster by: Liandra Pires

Poster by: Liandra Pires

 

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Date:
March 28, 2016
Time:
5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
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UUCP
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Website:
www.uucpalisades.org

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Room
Worship Room

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UUCP
228 Grand Ave.
Englewood, NJ 07631 United States
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Website:
www.uucpalisades.org