EARTHQUAKE VICTIMS NEED YOUR SUPPORT
A North American humanitarian relief project to benefit the victims of the August 2012 earthquake in Northwest Iran
Please join the Silk Road Ensemble, the cultural ambassador of the Silk Road Institute on
SUNDAY, November 4, 2012
BUSKIRK CHUMLEY THEATER
the Silk Road Institute , Showers Inn and the Café D’Jango will host a group of world music performers, affiliated with Indiana the University and the city of Bloomington for a concert of music from many regions of the Middle East and Central Eurasia of the Silk Road cultures on Saturday evening April 14 at 6:30 pm. Read more...
The Silk Road had seen a steady trickle of traders since 200 B.C., the most famous being Marco Polo, the 13th-century Venetian who first chronicled the overland journey.
Graduate assistant Michael Hancock laid the final piece of handmade felt over the roof of his willow-boned yurt. The assembly of this nomadic dwelling, which included erecting lattice-woven sticks and dyed reeds, took more than an hour. And this was just the miniature.
“Yurts typically stand about 10 feet in the center,” Hancock said, making the knee-high scale model look diminutive.