Koret Auditorium

8th Annual Carol Walter Sinton Program for Craft Art : "Laotian Textiles from Village to Gallery: The Story of Ock Pop Tok"

June 25, 2011 - 10:00am12:00pm

Ock Pop Tok, or "East Meets West," an innovative textile gallery and workshop located in Luang Prabang, Laos, was founded ten years ago with the goals of empowering women artisans through the use of their traditional skills, bringing people together to celebrate their cultural heritage, exchanging knowledge and ideas, and fostering a sense of pride.

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Lecture: "Molas: Kuna Women's Art"

April 16, 2011 - 10:00am12:00pm

Dr. Mari Lyn Salvador, Director of the Phoebe A. Hearst Museum of Anthropology, UC Berkeley, has conducted extensive research on molas, the distinctive blouses made and worn by Kuna Indian women. Dr. Salvador will discuss the history of Kuna traditional dress; mola making and the social system that enables time for sewing; mola types, styles, and themes; and the aesthetic system and artistic criteria that guide mola making from the perspective of the women themselves. Dr. Salvador has published in the areas of art and culture, ethno-aesthetics, and the aesthetics of ritual performance.

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