Drawn to folk art from an early age, Marilyn Romatka is a weaver, educator and the director of Taproot Folk Arts. According to Romatka, who has spent years actively researching ethnic techniques in her quest to continue these rich traditions, “the relevance of folk art in the modern, electronic era . . . grounds us in the past (and) connects us to the generations that came before us,”
Courtney Nevitt is a life long collector and admirer of ethnographic textiles. Her sumptuous acquisitions include folk arts from around the world and are some of the finest produced. They are a treasure trove of museum quality finds -- some of the best of by-gone eras.
Join our two presenters as they share their knowledge and treasures from exploring the West India state of Gujarat, one of the main centers of the Indus Valley Civilization, and birthplace of Mahatma Gandhi. Celebrated for its distinctive fabrics and embroidery work, Gujarat is a destination for all collectors of fine folk textiles.
Sunday, June 11, 2017 1 - 3 p.m. Phinney Center (6532 Phinney Ave N.)
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A presentation by Shelly Krishnamurty and Nona Dhawan
Sunday, September 17, 2017 2 - 4 p.m. Mountaineers Center, Magnuson Park
A presentation by Barry Broman
Sunday, October 29, 2017 1 - 3 p.m. Phinney Community Center