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Sumba Textiles through Time

Tuesday, March 21, 2017, from 6:00 PM - 7:00 PM

Description

Enfolding Life, Death, History, and Flux: Sumba Textiles through Time
Lecture by Dr. Jill Forshee

Vibrantly pictorial textiles from the island of Sumba, Indonesia have long marked social rank through impressive motifs and rich colors. These prestigious fabrics offer meaning and stability in their skillful and symbolic expressions, retelling stories of existence. They also visibly reveal influences from outsiders, such as Dutch colonial powers across Indonesia. In recent decades, Sumba textiles have entered the commodity flow of a global *ethnic arts* market. Forshee will present something of local culture along with shifts and changes in fabrics in past and present times.

Location
IES, Rooms 123/124
Contact
Catherine Nichols cnichols@luc.edu
Event Cost
free
Open To
public
This event has been marked as open to the public.
Sponsor
Anthropology & Asian Studies
URL
http://www.luc.edu/anthropology/index.shtml