Christine Brown on Uzbek Clothing: Part 1, the Lecture

R. John Howe: Textiles and Text

On August 2, 2008, Christine Brown presented a Rug and Textile Appreciation Morning program at The Textile Museum, here in Washington, D.C.

Her subject was “Textile Production in Uzbekistan: A Historical and Ethnographic Overview.”  Christine focused sharply on Uzbek clothing but treated some other Uzbek textiles as well.

Christine was introduced by The Textile Museum’s Director, Daniel Walker.

Dan said that Christine has had a long and abiding interest in traditional cultures around the world.

After obtaining a degree in Anthropology from the University of Iowa, she joined the Peace Corps and spent two years as a volunteer in what was then Upper Volta (later renamed Burkina Faso).  She subsequently spent an additional ten years working for the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) in Burkina Faso, Madagascar and Zimbabwe on women in development, Food for Peace, and Southern Africa regional development projects, respectively.

She moved to the Washington, D.C…

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