Lecture: Turkish Legacy in Anatolian Kilims

Sumru Belger Krody, senior curator, The Textile Museum collections

6:30 PM: Reception
7 PM: Lecture

Nomadic Anatolian women, descended from Turkmen nomads, wove colorful, visually stunning kilims that reveal their culture’s aesthetic preferences for decorating their surroundings. Today, these kilims are the only surviving tangible evidence of their makers’ nomadic lifestyle—a poignant legacy given that women generally did not have an external voice in this patriarchal society. This presentation by Senior Curator Sumru Belger Krody aims to decipher the meaning behind these remarkable works. The exhibition A Nomad’s Art: Kilims of Anatolia will be open before the talk.

A collaboration with the American Turkish Association of Washington, DC. Free; but reservations are required. Register online or call 202-994-7394.