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Our Kind of Happy Hour: Judy Frater
February 17, 2022 @ 5:30 pm CSTFree
Join us for a virtual Our Kind of Happy Hour with Judy Frater as she discusses “Embroidery: A Women’s History of Kutch” on the Chazen Museum of Art’s Facebook Page.
Kutch, a desert region of northwestern India, was historically known for its myriad of craft traditions, notably a dazzling array of hand embroideries. Often called “mirror work,” the intricate hand stitching is in fact a range of styles comprising unique combinations of stitch, colour, motif, and pattern practiced by women many different ethnic groups. By culture restricted to social discourse among their own community, with limited interactions beyond, women highly valued creative innovation. The embroideries they created narrate a rich history of different ethnic groups, their aesthetics and values, and the influences of their intermingling over time.