Sat, February 18, 2023
11:00 a.m. EST
The George Washington University Museum and The Textile Museum
701 21st St. NW
Washington, DC 20052
Join Senior Curator Sumru Belger Krody for an in-person tour of the exhibition Prayer and Transcendence. Krody will introduce classical prayer carpets used by Muslim communities across the Middle East and Asia through examples from the 16th through 19th centuries.
Another member tour will be offered on Friday, February 17, at 11 a.m.
In the Muslim faith, carpets create physically and spiritually “clean” spaces during the daily ritual of prayer. Drawn from the five collections, Prayer and Transcendence introduces the purpose and iconography of classical prayer rugs from across the Islamic World, as well as design comparisons from the Jewish tradition. Learn more about the exhibition
Sumru Belger Krody joined The Textile Museum in 1994 and was appointed senior curator in 2011. Additionally, she is editor in chief of The Textile Museum Journal. Born in Izmir, Türkiye, Krody specializes in textiles from the late antique era and from the Islamic world. She has curated or co-curated 21 exhibitions, and authored or co-authored seven exhibition-related publications, along with numerous articles and book chapters. Krody holds a bachelor’s degree in classical archaeology from Istanbul University and a master’s in classical archaeology from the University of Pennsylvania.
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