I am pleased to announce that I will be presenting at the Cleveland Art Museum this coming Wednesday, February 3rd at 1:30.
The title of the talk will be "Moroccan Rugs; Interwoven Histories. It will analyze different styles of Moroccan rugs, the artisans that make these functional pieces of artwork, and the socio-political situation that exists in this complex society.
When I started this business a year ago, one of my main objectives was to encourage education on both sides of our little pond-- on the one hand, I wanted to support the education and literacy initiatives of the women artisans in Morocco, and on the other hand, I wanted to spread awareness in the United States for the situation of Moroccan artisans who compete in a global marketplace. I have managed to achieve the first goal by establishing the Kantara Education Fund. The second goal I am working on by conducting presentations like the one I will give this Wednesday at the Cleveland Art Museum.