Event: Book Launch – Encyclopedia of Embroidery from the Arab World, by Gillian Vogelsang-Eastwood

Bloomsbury - Encyclopedia of Embroidery from the Arab World

Event date: Thursday 3 March 2016, 6–8pm

The Friends of the Petrie Museum, with the UCL Institute of Archaeology Fibre and Textile Network, invite you to celebrate the publication of the Encyclopedia of Embroidery from the Arab World by Gillian Vogelsang-Eastwood of the Textile Research Centre, Leiden.

The Encyclopedia of Embroidery from the Arab World is the first reference work to chart the history of embroidery from Ancient Egypt to the present day and to offer an authoritative guide to all the major embroidery traditions of the region. It maps the diversity of embroidery from the Maghreb to the Gulf states, from Turkey to Sudan; traces the impact of trade, commerce, politics and religion on materials, colours, styles and fashions; introduces the embroiderers, their materials, equipment and techniques; and highlights the artistic and design influences of embroidery.

Attendance is free but pre-booking is essential. Please R.S.V.P. to Jan Picton (janpicton@ijnet.demon.co.uk).

For more information, view the invitation from the Friends of the Petrie Museum, London.

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