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Talk by Dr. Shernaz Cama

Tuesday 31st May, 5pm

TS2 in the Alexander Building, Thornlea.

Also online through Zoom.

Advance booking is essential. Book here.

Parsi Embroidery is an amalgamation of Persian, Chinese, Indian, and European techniques and symbols. Research on this intercultural art form, descended from ancient Central Asia, has been an exploration of its roots and routes. This presentation will study motifs, colours, and symbolism across geographical locations, diverse religious traditions, and periods of time. It draws upon the archival collection and research of Parzor, founded by UNESCO in 1999; Parzor’s research from Iran, the Far East, the Western Diaspora, Pakistan, and India has been showcased in textile anthologies and encyclopedias of embroidery. It is hoped that a seminal book on this embroidery tradition will showcase a multicultural, global world from the days of the Silk Route till the 21st Century.

Dr. Shernaz Cama is Associate Professor at Lady Shri Ram College, Delhi University, and director of the Parzor Foundation.

This talk is hosted by the Exeter South Asia Centre, and Department of Drama. All are welcome to attend in-person or online.

If you want to view the talk online, you will be sent a Zoom link after booking.

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