This digital exhibition is based on a gallery display presented at the Textile Research Centre, Leiden, The Netherlands, from 3rd April to 28th June 2017.
With the subtitle: Dress and Diversity in the Middle East, it formed part of the Fitting In / Standing Out research project of the Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam, which was funded by the Netherlands Organization for Scientific Research (NWO).
The texts of this digital exhibition were edited by Tineke Rooijakkers, Gillian Vogelsang-Eastwood, Willem Vogelang and Bas ter Haar Romeny, with contributions by Judith Kindinger, Levi Klempner, Alexandra Pleşa.
We would like to thank the following people for their help in creating the exhibition and booklet: Mrs. Nimet Bozat, Mrs. Hilal Çiftçi,Ms. Marieke Roozeboom, Dr. Ibrahim Saweros, Mr. Benyamin Tsedaka (AB Institute of Samaritan Studies, Israel), as well as the staff and colleagues at NVIC, Egypt (especially Tilly Mulder), the Federatie Koerden in Nederland (Fedkom), Mor Polycarpus Augin Aydin and Father Saliba Antonios of the Syriac Orthodox Church in The Netherlands and all the volunteers of the TRC Leiden.
Design by: Joost Kolkman, Voorschoten.