ANTIQUES; The Dowry, Wherein Love Meets Money

Then the dowry is where the two intersect if, as Jane Austen’s novels tell us, life is about love and money.

Dowries — the home that a bride’s family provides her spouse upon the wedding — would be the subject of a exhibition that is new the Mingei Global Museum of Folk Art in hillcrest. Centering on dowries in Eastern Europe, the show provides a romantic view of domestic life in the area through the 1850’s to World War II, with a few anthropology that is fascinating in.

The show, which operates through might, includes a full number of the hand-woven textiles that young girls labored over for many years for his or her trousseaus; they do not phone it a hope upper body for absolutely absolutely nothing. Included are 30 bits of sri lankan wives painted furniture, that has been frequently section of a dowry; photographs of these furniture is seen in ”Painted Furniture” by Nancy Schiffer (Schiffer Publishing), out this present year. Continue reading