of the International Hajji Baba Society
*Salons/home visits marked with an * are open only to Hajji members and require pre-registration two weeks in advance of the event. Information on how to register will be forthcoming.
DATE: January 26, 2014
TIME: 5:30 pm – 9:30 pm
LOCATION: Sumner Village Community Room
EVENT: Annual Business Meeting and Pot Luck Dinner
HAPPY HOUR – 5:30 pm – 6:30 pm
POTLUCK DINNER –Dinner will be served from 6:30 to 7:30 pm. The IHBS has been holding successful potluck dinners for many years. Participants should bring a favorite dish that can either be an appetizer, entrée, salad or dessert. Whatever you bring should serve about eight people. The IHBS will provide wine, beer, and some non-alcoholic beverages.
SHORT ANNUAL MEETING –between 7:30 and 8:00 pm. Election of Board of Directors and announcements.
SPEAKER: Lee Talbot
SUBJECT: Unraveling Identity: Our Textiles, Our Stories
Throughout history and into the present day, textiles have served as powerful expressions of individual, cultural, political, and social identity in all civilizations. Gender, ethnicity, occupation, religious belief, and social status—all are articulated through the clothes that we wear and the fabrics that surround us in our daily lives. This lecture provides a preview of the upcoming exhibition Unraveling Identity: Our Textiles, Our Stories, which will use highlights from The Textile Museum collections to reveal the universal role of textiles as striking markers of identity for individuals, communities, and societies worldwide.
Scheduled to open in Fall 2014, Unraveling Identity will mark the grand reopening of The Textile Museum at a newly constructed facility on the George Washington University’s main campus in downtown Washington, DC. Displaying almost 100 spectacular objects created across the globe from the 3rd century BCE through the 21st century, this landmark exhibition will be the largest ever to be presented by The Textile Museum during its 88-year history.
Lee Talbot is Curator of Eastern Hemisphere Collections at The Textile Museum in Washington, D.C., where he specializes in East Asian textile history. Before joining The Textile Museum staff, he spent two and a half years as curator at the Chung Young Yang Embroidery Museum at Sookmyung Women’s University in Seoul, Korea. His recent exhibitions at the TM include Dragons, Nagas, and Creatures of the Deep (2012), Woven Treasures of Japan’s Tawaraya Workshop (2012), Green: the Color and the Cause (2011) and Second Lives: The Age-Old Art of Recycling Textiles (2011). He is a Ph.D. candidate at The Bard Graduate Center for Studies in the Decorative Arts, Design, and Culture in New York City, and is writing his dissertation on textiles and women’s culture in Joseon-dynasty Korea.
DRIVING DIRECTIONS TO SUMNER VILLAGE FROM KEY BRIDGE
Turn LEFT onto M ST NW (0.1 mile)
M ST NW becomes CANAL RD NW. Bear left onto CANAL RD (2.6 miles).
Turn RIGHT onto ARIZONA AVE NW (0.2 mile).
Turn LEFT onto MACARTHUR BLVD NW (1.3 mile).
Turn SLIGHTLY RIGHT onto SANGAMORE RD (0.6 mile).
Turn RIGHT onto SENTINEL DR (<0.1 mile).
End at Sumner Village Condominiums; at the gatehouse, go straight and then make the first right, which leads to the community building.
Some Other Upcoming Textile Events and Other Events of Interest
DATE: December 4-5, 2013
EVENT: Turkmenistan: Arts from the Land of Magtymguly
Meridian House, 1630 Crescent Place Northwest.
DATE: December 7, 2013
EVENT: Turkmen Culture Day
American Museum of Natural History, New Yokr
DATE: March 6 – 18, 2014 (during the Holi festival)
EVENT: “Story of Travel" is offering textile tours to India led by textile expert, Judy Frater. Judy has been a curator at the Textile Museum of Washington D.C. and also received a Fulbright and Ford Foundation fellowship to study suf embroidery in India. While in India, she formed a local textile artisans trust. Participants will join Judy Frater at her trust where they will learn embroidery, weaving, and printing. In addition, Judy will travel with participants to explore the ancient textile culture in India. These tours depart in October 2013 and March 2014. Contact email@example.com for more details.
DATE: May 2014
EVENT: Indonesian Textile Cruise
Members of the International Hajji Baba Society with a love of adventure and Indonesian ikat may be interested in joining a small group of enthusiasts to sail around the Lesser Sunda Islands in Eastern Indonesia from May 8 to May 19, 2014, visiting local village dyers and weavers. The tour will be led by British researchers David and Sue Richardson who gave a talk to some of our members in Washington last September. David and Sue have a special interest in Indonesian textiles having visited almost every part of the archipelago during the past twenty-five years.
More information available here and here with links for additional information.
DATE: September 15-21, 2014
EVENT: ICOC Tour of Vienna and Budapest
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