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Posted by:  Cathy

Len and I were very excited to receive an invitation from the Bangladesh Cultural Committee to the community’s winter celebration.   For those not familiar with it, the word “mela” comes from Sanskrit and is used in Bangladesh and elsewhere in South Asia to denote a gathering or fair, originally in rural areas but now in urban settings as well.

The Cultural Committee kindly allowed us some time to speak about Surayia and Threads, as well as to display nakshi kantha tapestries, other textiles of Bangladesh and promotional materials for the film.  We enjoyed meeting  Bangladeshis living in the Seattle area, eating some delicious food and enjoying a “trip to Bangladesh” without having to travel far from home.


Taking a closer look at "The Chess Players." Photo copyright Kantha Productions LLC


Posted by:  Cathy

Cathy talking about Bangladesh to a group of Seattle-area seniors. Photo: Bob Rogers. Used with permission.

I recently had a wonderful experience talking about Bangladesh, Surayia, nakshi kantha and the film project to a large and very interested group at a Seattle retirement community.  The questions were well-informed and it was great to meet many life-long stitchers who really appreciated Surayia’s work.  We have been invited back to screen the finished film and look forward to doing so.

Many thanks to friends Jack and Rose as well as to the community’s Peace and Justice Committee for making this event possible.

Examining Surayia's "Gypsy Wharf" tapestry. Photo: Bob Rogers. Used with permission.