The Silk Road Experience: a Night of Food, Fashion, and Music
14 December at 7:00PM
Center for Jewish History, 15 West 16th Street, New York City
For hundreds of years people, goods, and ideas traveled along the famous trade route, creating a rich and diverse cultural legacy. Sephardi travelers and traders, publishers and philosophers, scientists and singers used the Silk Road to transcend borders and barriers (linguistic, cultural, religious) as they pioneered today’s globalized world.
Focusing on textiles, the event will feature original designs by Siona Benjamin and Shahin Yousefzadeh (Shahin Design Madison Avenue). Mumbai-born artist Siona Benjamin, having grown up in the enigmatic community of the Bene Israel in India, synthesizes her Jewish roots with the Hindu, Catholic, Muslim, and Zoroastrian iconography of her homeland. Shahin Yousefzadeh, a member of New York’s Persian-Jewish community, creates custom made couture fashion for professional, stylish and spirited women in New York and across the globe.
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