Surayia’s art in Gig Harbor, WA
Posted by: Cathy
Len and I had the pleasure recently of speaking to a group at the new Harbor History Museum, not far from our home in Gig Harbor, Washington. We talked about Surayia, her artistic evolution, and its context — Bangladesh, traditional nakshi kantha, and Surayia’s re-imagining of a traditional craft as the finest tapestries in the world.
Our talk took place on the last day of a special exhibit at the Museum on quilting, so we focused on the quilting tradition of Bangladesh. We brought along several of Surayia’s pieces so that audience members could get an up-close look at the remarkable work done by the women of Arshi.
Following our presentation and questions, we showed the film trailer.
Many thanks to everyone who attended and to Vicki Blackwell of the Museum for her support and encouragement. Please keep spreading the word about the film!