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Author Hanan Munayyer Invited to Washington DC

The information below is relative to the September 18, 2012 in Washington DC. The CUNY lecture is scheduled for Wednesday, October 3, 2012.

Traditional Palestinian costume book cover
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(SALEM) - Following the successful lecture series presented in Jerusalem, Haifa and Nazareth during May and June 2012, Hanan Munayyer has received invitations from The Library of Congress in Washington DC and from the City University of New York to lecture on her textile and embroidery research, and autograph her book.

The information below is relative to the September 18, 2012 in Washington DC. The CUNY lecture is scheduled for Wednesday, October 3, 2012.

More detailed information relative to the NY lecture will follow soon.

The Near East Section
African and Middle Eastern Division
The Library of Congress
Invites you to a Lecture and Book Signing
The Origins of Traditional
Palestinian Costumes and Embroidery
By Hanan K. Munayyer
President, Palestinian Heritage Foundation
And author, researcher and lecturer on Palestinian textile arts for over 20 years

You can order Traditional Palestinian Costume: Origins and Evolution [Hardcover] by Hanan Karaman Munayyer, from Amazon.com.

A joyous celebration of pattern and color, and of an enduring Palestinian tradition

The historical and cultural richness of Palestine is reflected visually in its costume and embroidery. Distinguished by boldness of color, richness of pattern, and diversity of style, and combined with great needlework skill, these textiles have long played an important role in Palestinian culture and identity and manifested themselves in every aspect of Palestinian life.

Based on over twenty-five years of extensive field research and the culling of museum resources and publications from around the world, this book presents the most exhaustive and up-to-date study of the origins of Palestinian embroidery and costume-from antiquity through medieval Arab textile arts to the present. It documents region by region the evolution of costume and the textile arts in Palestine in the nineteenth and early twentieth centuries.

It is lavishly illustrated with over 500 full-color photographs from the highly praised Munayyer Collection, which includes a whole range of embroidered textiles from traditional costumes and coin headdresses of Palestinian village women to cloaks and jackets worn by village men to belts, sashes, and footwear. The exquisite colors of the silk stitching on natural linens are a feast for the eye. - Order from Amazon.com


Tuesday September 18, 2012
12 noon to 1:00 p.m.
African & Middle Eastern Reading Room
Jefferson Building, Room LJ-220
10 First Street, S.E.
Washington, D.C. 20540
Free and Open to the Public
For additional information contact:
Nawal A. Kawar: (202) 707-4708 nkaw@loc.gov

Request ASL and ADA accommodation five days in advance at (202) 707-6362 or ADA@loc.gov

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