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The Silver Thread:

silver filigree and traditional arts in Kosovo

1.30 pm,  Monday  April 9th 2018

Early Kosovan silver mines are mentioned in Dante and this silver thread still winds through the country’s history. Generations of filigree artisans magic lacy creations from dull sticks of raw material – creating beautiful jewellery, boxes, buttons, religious ornamentation and the talismans of superstition.

Lecturer :   After studying at Oxford then training and working as a teacher, Elizabeth Gowing moved to Kosovo in 2006, where she worked with the Ethnological Museum in Prishtina and co-founded ‘The Ideas Partnership’, a charity working on education and cultural heritage projects. She is the author of four books about Kosovo, including ‘The Silver Thread: a journey through Balkan craftsmanship’. She is a regular contributor to Radio 4 and the BBC World Service.

Date and Time:  1.30 pm.,  Monday  April 9th 2018

Venue:  The Assembly Rooms, Bennett St, Bath BA1 2QH

Visitors Welcome - £10.00 at the door

The Art Society, Bath is a member of The Art Society, an Art Education Charity

The Silver Thread.pdf