The Textile Museum is offering undergrad and grad students, as well as D.C. public school educators, a limited number of scholarships for its 40th annual Fall Symposium. This year's presentations and tours connect with the Museum's upcoming major exhibition, The Sultan's Garden: The Blossoming of Ottoman Art. As mentioned back in March, the show will look at the stylized florals created by 16th-century Ottoman court artist Kara Memi -- tulips, hyacinths and other flowers that covered everything, most notably ceramics and textiles -- and how the blossoms came to be a calling card for the court at home and abroad. (I'm expecting the companion catalogue to be really spectacular.)
The deadline for student applications is August 31; educators must file applications by September 24. Details on the scholarships, along with the symposium's highlights are available here. In the meantime, while we're on stylized Ottoman flowers, let's revisit Tory Burch's pattern-filled dining room as seen in Vogue. The Iznik-inspired panels are by Iksel.
[Photo by Norman Jean Roy]