Veils have been worn for hundreds of years by both men and women. A Veil may hide its wearer, or make its wearer stand out.
A Veil may be unique to a geographic area, to a tribe, or to the ethnic group to which the wearer belongs.
A Veil may reveal the wealth, social status, and cultural/religious affinity of the wearer.
Isabella de la Houssaye will present a “Show & Tell” on traditional veils from North Africa to Central Asia. She will discuss how to interpret their meaning and significance to better understand the people and societies who wore them.
Where: Bramwell House, YWCA Princeton, 59 Robeson Place, Princeton, NJ
When: Friday, March 8, 2019, 4 PM
Free & Open to the Public.
Isabella de la Houssaye has worked and travelled the world extensively, and is the owner of Material Culture, a Philadelphia-based importer, retailer and auctioneer of art, antiques and traditional crafts from around the world. She has a passion for cultural studies and has curated a number of exhibits related to traditional cultures in Asia, Central Asia, the Middle East, Africa and Central and South America.