SOAS hosts an exhibition of Kazakh craftswomen from Mongolia

SOAS hosts an exhibition of Kazakh craftswomen from Mongolia

The School of Oriental and African Studies organises an exhibition on craftswomen and their textiles in the Brunei Gallery, London from 9 July to 19 September 2009. Announced as “Kazakh Craftswomen of Mongolia’s Rich Cradle”, the exhibition will show the lives of Kazakh craftswomen who live in the Altai mountains in western Mongolia. Visitors will see samples of traditional Kazakh textiles, as well as photographic and video images of Bayan-Olgii, (meaning “Rich Cradle” in Mongolian) the far-western province in Mongolia. The event will shed light on the lives of the women and on the surroundings that inspire their creativity. The program also includes a demonstration of the Kazakh yurt, film screenings, discussions and musical events, all to enhance a better understanding of the lives the Kazakh minority in Mongolia.The School of Oriental and African Studies organises an exhibition on craftswomen and their textiles in the Brunei Gallery, London from 9 July to 19 September 2009. Announced as “Kazakh Craftswomen of Mongolia’s Rich Cradle”, the exhibition will show the lives of Kazakh craftswomen who live in the Altai mountains in western Mongolia. Visitors will see samples of traditional Kazakh textiles, as well as photographic and video images of Bayan-Olgii, (meaning “Rich Cradle” in Mongolian) the far-western province in Mongolia. The event will shed light on the lives of the women and on the surroundings that inspire their creativity. The program also includes a demonstration of the Kazakh yurt, film screenings, discussions and musical events, all to enhance a better understanding of the lives the Kazakh minority in Mongolia..