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 house that the bride’s household provides her husband upon the wedding — would be the topic of a exhibition that is new the Mingei Global Museum of Folk Art in north park. Centering on dowries in Eastern Europe, the show provides an intimate view of domestic life in your community through the 1850’s to World War II, with a few anthropology that is fascinating in.

The show, which operates through might, includes a range that is full of hand-woven textiles that young girls labored over for decades with their trousseaus; they don’t really phone it a hope chest for absolutely nothing. Included are 30 bits of painted furniture, that was usually element of a dowry; photographs of these furniture is seen in ”Painted Furniture” by Nancy Schiffer (Schiffer Publishing), out this current year.

The textiles come from the number of Helene Baine Cincebeaux and her mom, Helen Zemek Baine, whom traveled to remote villages in Slovakia, Moravia and Bohemia when you look at the 1960’s and 70’s in search of wedding crowns, sleep hangings, shawls and christening gowns. Continue reading