Sounds of Silk: Instruments and Textiles from Silk Road Cultures - Exhibition Views
A Celebration of Cultural Diversity. Exhibit curated by Eastern Arts for the Salt Lake Art Center. The Silk Road passed through Central Asia, linking China in the east to Iran and the Mediterranean to the west. Connecting pathways went north to Russia and south to India and Afghanistan. Central Asia was inhabited by nomadic and settled peoples whose lives revolved economically around the Silk Road. They also absorbed new ideas and influences through contact with incoming traders, travelers and conquerors. In this exhibition of Central Asian arts, the legacy of the Silk Road is evident in the blending of these foreign ideas with the existing cultural patterns of both nomadic and settled peoples. Exhibition held in the Education Gallery space.