Ruth Davis Design Gallery

Appliqué to Zardozi:
A Celebration Sampler

January 27-April 14, 2019

Opening Reception on Sunday, Jan. 7, 1-3pm

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This exhibition is one of two celebrating the golden anniversary of the Helen Louise Allen Textile Collection. Appliqué to Zardozi, in conjunction with One of A Kind Ahead of Her Time in the new Mecklenburg Textile Gallery, showcases the breadth and depth textile-making techniques found in our nationally-renown collection.

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