Anatolian Cultural Heritage Center in Istanbul
 
Josephine Powell Project
 
Josephine Powell, internationally-known photographer, ethnographer, and doyenne of kilim studies, has donated her highly important collection of kilims and bags (cuvals) - together with her photos, notes, books and ethnographic objects - to form a museum and study center in Istanbul.

To prepare the textiles for display, they must be washed, many must be mounted, and some need minor repair. The cost for the whole project is a bit daunting. We're asking our friends to help by 'adopting' an individual kilim or bag: Select a special piece and contribute the funds for its care.

MAKE THIS YOUR PERSONAL PROJECT!
TEAM UP WITH A FRIEND!
... OR CHALLENGE A FRIEND TO MATCH YOU!
 MAKE THIS A PROJECT FOR YOUR RUG & TEXTILE SOCIETY!


Here's how it's done...
  1. Look through the gallery of adoptable kilims
  2. Select your special piece
  3. Contact us by email and arrange to donate the funds to wash and care for your piece.

Together with a receipt for your donation (tax-exempt, if you wish) you'll be sent a photo of your piece. When your piece is done, you'll receive another photo so you can see how you've made a difference. When your piece is displayed in the museum, it will have a label that say"Repair donated by <your name>"

Half the kilims and bags available for 'adoption' have found sponsors: 24 via donations from individuals and 4 via donations from rug societies (the New England Rug Society, the Seattle Textile and Rug Society, the Textile & Oriental Rug Club of Houston, and the Rug Society of San Diego). Look through the remaining pieces in the gallery and then... Join the crowd!
 

 

NERS members Bethany Mendenhall
and Mark Hopkins with Josephine Powell.

 

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