A Passion for Paisley: the Meanings and Uses of Fashion by Two Generations of King Women.
Friday, October 26, 2012
5:00 p.m.–6:30 p.m.
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Did you know that the familiar paisley design originated in Kashmir, in the foothills of the Himalayas? The design is believed to have evolved from the Hindu buta or boteh, a "tree of life" motif resembling a flame or teardrop. Clothing featuring this design increased in popularity and became woven (so to speak) into the fabric of social identity, just as some accessories do today.
Two shawls in King Manor's collection - owned by Mary Alsop King and her granddaughter, Eliza Gracie King - illustrate the evolution of this popular design. This presentation explores the ways in which fashion, the creation process, and personal style
Please call 718 206 0545x13 or email firstname.lastname@example.org to reserve a seat for this lecture! Refreshments served following lecture. Suggested $5 donation for refreshments.