THE EYE AND THE HAND revealed ancient, living craft traditions through distinctive rugs, textiles, jewelry, leather, and glazed and unglazed pottery. Located at the crossroads of several Mediterranean trade routes, Moroccan culture and art reflect influences of Moorish Spain, Sub-Saharan Africa and the Middle East, as well as Islamic, Jewish and Christian traditions. The exhibition portrayed the vibrancy and vitality of Morocco’s art of daily life, whether created by nomadic artisans inspired by tribal and animistic traditions, or by urban craftsmen grounded in Islamic aesthetic.
Organized by the Craft and Folk Art Museum, Los Angeles, this exhibition was funded in part by the San Diego Commission for Arts and Culture and the County of San Diego Community Enhancement Program.
The exhibition documentary publication, Arts and Crafts of Morocco, was authored by Mr. Jereb and published by Chronicle Books, San Francisco.
An intimate exhibition in the Museum’s Theater Gallery featuring a selection of shadow puppets from Indonesia.
Recycled and Embroidered Textiles of Bengal
Featuring approximately 40 kantha (decorative stitched quilting made from recycled sari) from the Museum's permanent collection.