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 Human Sciences 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