Protection & Projection: Dress & Adornment in the Middle East, North Africa, Central Asia, & Southeastern Europe
Wednesday, October 14, 4 p.m.
This talk by IUMAA staff member Emily Bryant will explore the ways items like shawls, dresses, veils, and jewelry in the Dee Birnbaum Textile and Jewelry Collection literally cloaked a woman from the outside world yet simultaneously communicated both cultural and individual identity. The Dee Birnbaum Textile and Jewelry Collection consists of over 2300 articles of traditional clothing and body ornament representing numerous cultural groups across the geographic regions of the historic Silk Road and former territories of the Ottoman Empire.
Emily Bryant is the Assistant Registrar and Collections Manager at the Indiana University Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology. She is currently finishing her doctoral degree in folklore, which focuses on the Dee Birnbaum Textile and Jewelry Collection. Her other scholarly interests include folk art, foodways, the American South, and the traditional music and culture of Ireland and Britain.
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