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Friends of Textiles & Costume


Royal Processions and Rural Replicas: Monumental Card-Weaving in Ethiopia

The Gondar Hanging

Presenter: Dr. Michael Gervers

Friday, October 19, 2012, 5:00 – 7:00 pm

Classrooms 3 & 4, main Floor

Royal Ontario Museum

100 Queens’ Park Circle, Toronto

Dr. Michael Gervers is a medieval and art historian at the University of Toronto. His current interest is the Orthodox Christian rock-cut and monolithic churches found in Ethiopia. His presentation will focus on the great card-woven church hangings with particular reference to the so-called Gondar hanging, a ROM treasure. It was made in the early 18th century and depicts the coronation of an Ethiopian king.

Free to FTC members; all others $20.00

Registration Required

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