Tune in to Smithsonian Journeys Expert lecture series with Alia Kate on October 20th
Oct 16, 2020
This is especially good timing as I had a Smithsonian Journeys trip scheduled for this October, but then again, that was before Covid temporarily halted all of our travel plans... In the meantime, this lecture series holds even more weight, representing a chance to dive deep into a different country, culture, or idea -- all from the comfort of your own home!
I know we're all longing to travel again. We're dreaming of new adventures and explorations. For the time being, this lecture series scratches that itch. It brings the world a little bit closer by giving you an inside look into architecture, art, history, geology, and so much more through the eyes of Smithsonian Journeys experts.
I love that Smithsonian Journeys has put together this free online lecture series and I'm excited to share the artisans story about weaving in Morocco! I hope you can join us Tuesday October 22nd from 2pm to 3pm EDT.
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In honor of Women's History Month, Smithsonian Journeys is re-airing a lecture I gave last fall on the craft of weaving in Morocco. Tune into my lecture on March 16th, or read more about my affiliation with the Smithsonian as one of their resident experts on the Splendors of Morocco trips.Read more
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Meet the Artisans
Meet the weavers behind your rugs. Learn about the rug weaving process and get a behind the scenes look at Kantara's collection of Moroccan rugs.Read More
Browse through the highlight reel of past Moroccan rugs that we custom designed. Learn more about the process, and witness the final mise en place.Read More
Let's talk about rugs. Not just about Beni Ourains and Azilal rugs, but about all the rugs in Morocco. Learn about different Moroccan rug weaving styles, their history, and more.View More
The Sahara desert is as vast as Morocco is diverse. From the nation's many languages and alphabets, to the ever-changing landscapes, to the confluence of Amazigh and Arab culture. Learn more about this country of contrasts.View More