From Afar photos
School of Visual Arts
From Afar information
Fashion, High Art
on the Sidelines
UNT Alumna Jean Andrews ('76 Ph.D.) has gathered many items of folk
art and ethnic dress in her travels. Some of the items in her collection
are on exhibit through Oct. 18 in the UNT Art Gallery, located on
the first floor of the Art Building. Gallery hours are Monday and
Tuesday from noon to 8 p.m. and Wednesday through Saturday from
noon to 5 p.m. For more information, call (940) 565-4005.
(Photos by Amy Hubbard)
white shirt (kediyun), 1980, India, typically worn by the Rabari
people of Gujarat with loose pants called chorani. •
Woman’s tunic, 1950-60, desert area of the Sindh
region of Pakistan. • Berber woman’s
tunic dress, 1960-70, Tunisia, Africa, typical of the nomads
of the Tunis area.
of cotton, glass beads, brass, plastic and silver coins, 1960-70,
Turkey. • Pectoral of molded silver and
glass beads trimmed with cowrie shells, 1940-50, Pakistan.
Background: • Quilt of geometric
patchwork and appliquéd cotton with embroidery and mirror
work, 1950-60, Pakistan.
hat of padded silk, 1970-80, China, displayed with baby carrier
of hand woven indigo typical of the Miao people in the Guizhou
province. • Traditional Miao woman’s
ensemble, 1990-2002, China, consisting of an embroidered jacket,
pleated skirt and bib apron. • Man’s
batik robe, 1970-80, China, with a design including human figures,
bats, bulls, butterflies, caterpillars and fish. Background:
• Baby carriers as decorative panels, with work
typical of the Shidong region of the Guizhou province.