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Stitching Identity: Israeli-Yemenite Embroidery

Course number : 120028   ID : 113    Section number : OLLI
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When women were forced to abandon their embroidered textiles during the 1949–1950 airlifts of Jews out of Yemen to Israel, they left behind precious symbols of regional, familial, and personal identity. The Women’s International Zionist Organization established cottage industries for Yemenite clothing without regard for its original cultural significance. The result was Israeli-Yemenite embroidery, a style that came to identify Israeli society in the mid-20th century. There will be a slideshow featuring clothing and items from several collections and an exhibition of items from the speaker’s personal collection.

Class Details

1 Sessions

Myra Fox Skelton Energy Institute

India Hayford 



Registration Closes On
Wednesday, June 13, 2018 @ 11:59 PM

Schedule Information

Date(s) Class Days Times Location Instructor(s)
6/13/2018 - 6/13/2018 Daily - Wed 2:00 PM - 3:30 PM Casper, Myra Fox Skelton Energy Institute  Map, Room: 100 India Hayford