17 August 2004

Textile Arts of Central Asia

I found this while wondering the web. This site, Textile Arts of Central Asia, is a site at the Powerhouse Museum, set up to help Year 12 HSC (Higher School Certificate) students with their studies.

Another site, To Have and To Hold, is an exhibition by The New England Rug Society. This exhibition displays a large collection of Central Asian embroidered bags.

The following site also looks at bags from Central Asia - LAKAI The Bad Beys of Central Asia again looks at bags, while Turkoman Embroidery and Women's Magic looks at a variety of objects created by Turkoman women, it specifically looks at only a single element of their embroidery tradition, the protective and magical functions of embroidery in birth, childhood and marriage.