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The curator turns to a second everyday dress.Anyone who has a personal relationship with the history of Palestine and its diaspora will be lured to "At the Seams". For those interested in social history and how material culture can be shaped in political extremis, it may be among the more absorbing clothing exhibitions they've visited. The pieces Dedman has assembled range from late 19th-century village handicrafts to 21st-century designs that reimagine Palestinian embroidery as contemporary commodities. Along the way she samples the unique styles of different regions of Palestine, pausing to note how customary production refracted through historical forces. As imported styles and industrial clothing production came to dominate the local market, embroidered dresses' cultural meaning changed.As the Israeli occupation banned the exhibition of Palestinian nationalist iconography, clothing production became an act of resistance, as did wearing it. The show culminates in the film accompanying this show, newly commissioned from artist Maeve Brennan, which gives voice to women across Palestine, Lebanon and Jordan who continue to embroider today.
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