Four Corners of One Cloth: Textiles from the Islamic World
|Starts:||23 Jun 2018|
|Ends:||3 Nov 2019|
|What is it:||Exhibitions|
|Who is it for:||General public|
A section of a Kiswa will form the heart of the exhibition. The Kiswa cloth covers the Ka’bah and is replaced each year during Hajj (pilgrimage to Mecca). Positioned in the direction of Mecca, it will be seen from the very front of the Whitworth, drawing visitors in.
Burnished indigo, silk embroidered robes, tent hangings and Dervish hats stitched with script will surround the Kiswa. From Syria, Iraq, Turkey and Yemen – the four corners of the Ka’bah –textiles from the Whitworth’s collection will be brought together, extending to the widest reaches of influence of the Islamic world.
23 June 2018 - November 2019
As part of our exhibition, Four Corners of One Cloth: Textiles from the Islamic World, there will be food, drink and workshops for the whole family. Please bring textiles from your Islamic world to help us complete our exhibition. A selection will be displayed and returned after the exhibition closes. These items could be things you have made, clothes, souvenirs, special religious items or everyday objects.
9 August, 2-4, free.
Turkish embroidered napkin 1750 - 1850.
T.9071, the Whitworth, the University of Manchester
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