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Turkmen & Uzbek children's clothes

Until recently, traditional Central Asian clothing changed little or not at all. The ubiquitous outer robe (called chapan, khalat or don) was worn by by nomadic and settled people of all ages and both genders, and the most widely used fabrics were multi-colored handwoven stripes called bekasab or alacha. From the latter part of the 19th century onwards, inexpensive Russian cotton became very popular, while velvets and ikats were used by those who could afford them. Many were padded with cotton batting and lined with local handwoven cotton or brightly-patterned factory-produced fabric, much of it imported from Russian mills. The edges were commonly finished with decorative trimming that was intended to ward off evil spirits.

 

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Deirdre O'Mahony
The Quickening

The Douglas Hyde Gallery of Contemporary Art announces The Quickening, a powerful new artwork by ground-breaking artist Deirdre O’Mahony. Bringing together urgent conversations, original music and moving image, The Quickening responds to issues facing farming, food production and consumption, in the face of present ecological and climate crises. A nationwide project, the culmination of over […]

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