Lecture, Dr. Cynthia Becker; Silk, Amber, and Wool: A History of North African Dress

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Name: Lecture, Dr. Cynthia Becker; Silk, Amber, and Wool: A History of North African Dress
Date: March 10, 2020
Time: 6:00 PM - 7:00 PM EDT
Event Description:
This lecture considers the historically complex and diverse styles of dress that developed in North Africa, concentrating on the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries. It considers how handwoven wool cloaks, massive amber necklaces, and embroidered silk waistcoats were the result of extensive trade networks and served as prominent status symbols.
Location:
Cornell Fine Arts Museum
Date/Time Information:
March 10, 2020
6PM - 7PM
Fees/Admission:
Free
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