Our forefathers, who established powerful empires, were also the possessors of great and highly developed civizilations.
It is our duty to seek these out, to study them and make Turks and the world aware of them.
Samples from the DATU Natural Dyes Collection will also be showcased during the exhibition.
The exhibition is further supported by the Ministry of Culture and Tourism of Turkey, the Ankara Chamber of Commerce, the Embassy of the Netherlands, Ströer Kentvizyon, Türk Traktör and UNESCO.
A similar project, Kuwait's Engineer Girls, was initiated in 2017.
TCF nominated Sabancı University Gender and Women's Studies Center of Excellence for its Purple Certificate Program-PCP (Mor Sertifika Programı), a consciousness raising program which aims to introduce gender-mainstreaming into the Turkish high school system and curricula.
The exhibition is further supported by the Culture and Tourism Ministry, the Ankara Chamber of Commerce, the embassy of the Netherlands, Ströer Kentvizyon, Türk Traktör and UNESCO.
Source The Turkish Cultural Foundation (TCF) is deeply saddened by the passing of Ambassador Baki Ilkin, who was Turkey’s Ambassador to the United States between 1998-2001 and Representative of the Turkish Republic to the United Nations between 2004-2009.
The exhibition will showcase the trade's history dating back to the 16th century when it grew into a hallmark of Ankara's textile production and international commerce and was traded in Europe's leading countries of the time, including the Republic of Venice, Holland, Great Britain and Poland.
Vanishing into oblivion in the 19th century, efforts are underway to bring the textile tradition back to Ankara. The TCF Cultural Heritage Preservation and Natural Dyes Laboratory (DATU) also contributed to the exhibition by providing valuable knowledge about natural dyes and the mohair dyeing process.
The DATU provided mohair dyed with 10 different natural dyes to the exhibition and prepared a video presenting the dyeing process.
Samples from the DATU Natural Dyes Collection will also be on display in the exhibition.
TCF will accept applications from individuals and entities in the United States and in Turkey.