Museum series to look at Middle Eastern textiles

The Museum of Anthropology’s “Saturdays at the Museum” series activity at Utah State University June 20 will explore Middle Eastern textiles displayed in the museum’s new “Fibers of Inheritance” exhibit.The Middle Eastern textiles exhibit is the first round of three rotating cultural textile displays.”Textiles tell the story of a culture,” said museum worker Patti Lambert. “The colors, motifs and even the fibers of these textiles tell us about the region, art and traditions of a culture. “For example, Peruvian cultures choose to make their textiles out of cotton; the Polynesian islands use the bark of trees. Each culture has its own traditional designs and ecological resources that will speak for the people.”USU students and members of the public are invited to the museum any time during the 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday hours. A presentation about textiles and the exhibit will be given at 11 a.m. and 2 p.m. A children’s activity will be provided continually throughout the day.The USU Museum of Anthropology is on the USU campus in the south turret of the historic Old Main building, room 252. Free parking is available in the adjacent lot, south of the building. For more information on this event, call museum staff at (435) 797-7545 or e-mail, anthro.museum@usu.edu.

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