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Silk Needlework of Nallihan, Turkey

Odegaard Undergraute Library and Computing Commons

second floor display area

To Celebrate the Opening of the Silk Needle Art Exhibition Courtesy of VEKAM Sadberk Hanim Museum in Turkey

The Honorary Consul General of Turkey and Turkish American Cultural Association request the honor of your company at the opening event on Monday November 8, 2004 from 7:30 to 9:00 p.m. at University of Washington, Odegaard Undergraduate Library, Room 220, Seattle, WA 98195-3080, Phone: 206-543-5340

Guest Speaker : Associate Prof. Dr Mara Adelman, Seattle University

This intricate craft is native to the Ankara county of Nallihan, and used not only as an element of dress and adornment but also to express the thoughts and feelings of each needlewoman. Through both colors and shapes, the needlework expresses love, pain, remorse, anger, happiness, and even conveys thoughts and feelings from social events and interactions.

Display cases of the needlework will be accompanied by panels of information on the history and language of this needlework, and the tools and materials used in its' creation.

For further info about the needle work exhibit please inquire 206-544-0656 or visit www.vekam.org.tr/en/haberler.html