Chinese Minority Textiles from the Collection of Peter Nelson: Yunnan & Guizhou Provinces of China 1985-1996

Chinese Minority Textiles from the Collection of Peter Nelson: Yunnan & Guizhou Provinces of China 1985-1996
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Sunday, February 8, 2015, 10 – 11 AM
Fleet Room, Building D, Fort Mason Center, San Francisco

A slide presentation by Pam Najdowski of Peter Nelson’s early textile explorations in SW China.

Peter Nelson (1945-2012), an ethnographic dealer and tour leader, was an early traveler into ethnic areas of southwest China when they were first reopened to Western visitors. He traveled extensively with his camera and was able to document what he saw in the traditional villages of the area. Pamela Najdowski, an independent textile researcher and ethnographic dealer from Santa Fe, New Mexico has acquired from his heirs “Peter Nelson’s Core Collection” which he had selected and saved as the finest examples during the years he was active in the ethnographic marketplace.

Pamela Najdowski’s talk will include Peter’s photographs of communities, local artisans, antique ceremonial outfits, and other textiles as well as examples of his collected textiles.

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