Saturday, November 2, 2019

A Special Presentation
Serena Lee – Dress & Adornment of Tribal Asia

Serena Lee is the founder and tour leader of Textile Odyssey which was created out of her interest in fiber arts, handcrafted textiles, clothing design, and unique cultures in remote areas of Asia, South America, and the South Pacific. She was astonished to discover that, despite the globalization that seems to be happening all over the world, many ethnic minorities still wore their unique clan outfits, expressing a proud allegiance to their ancestral group. Further research and fieldwork with the ethnic groups in Vietnam, China, and the Southeast Asian Massif confirmed that there are numerous ethnic groups who wear distinctive group dresses and continue other ancient ways of living. And, despite the mass media/communications technology available today, little is known about many of these intriguing peoples. Serena hopes that her documentation through photographs and interviews with individuals within these groups – preserves some of their histories for future generations.

The presentation begins at 11 AM, after the Bead Society general member meeting, in the Norma Kershaw Auditorium located in the Bowers Museum.