Claire Nicolas to deliver public lecture on embroidery and womanhood in 19th and 20th century Morocco

Claire Nicholas

Claire Nicolas to deliver public lecture on embroidery and womanhood in 19th and 20th century Morocco

29 Nov 2016    

Thursday, January 19th, 12:00 p.m. in room 31 Home Economics Building, University of Nebraska-Lincoln east campus, Dr. Claire Nicholas, Assistant Professor of Textiles and Material Culture, will deliver a lecture that provides a comparative window onto embroidery in a radically different cultural context from that of 19th century America. For all its differences, the entanglement of 19th and 20th century Moroccan needlework with girls’ social and moral education bears a striking resemblance to the social and cultural circumstances of hand-quilting and embroidery for 19th century American quiltmakers. The talk will draw on ethnographic fieldwork, archival and collections-based research conducted in Morocco and France over the past decade.


Textiles, Merchandising & Fashion Design