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The Arts Society Lecture – The Silver Thread: Filigree and traditional arts in Kosova by Elizabeth Gowing

16th February - 11:00 am - 12:00 pm

From the early Kosovan silver mines, which are mentioned in Dante, a silver thread winds through Kosovo’s history. Its most intricate tanglings are in the country’s cultural capital, Prizren, where a seventh generation of filigree artisans use ‘filum’ and ‘granum’, zigzags, ‘mouse-tooth’ into magic lacy creations from dull sticks of raw material. The results – in boxes, buttons, jewellery, religious ornamentation, and the talismans of superstition – are a fine narrative of Kosovo’s history and traditions.

Non-Members welcome, £6.00, PLEASE BOOK via email info@theartssocietyabingdon.org.uk.  Links to the online lecture will be sent out a day or two before.

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Date:
16th February
Time:
11:00 am - 12:00 pm
Cost:
£6
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www.theartssocietyabingdon.org.uk

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United Kingdom
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