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SAN’AT MAHMUDOVA from Uzbekistan dancing in the Manchester Museum as part of the Afterhours

April 3, 2012

SAN’AT MAHMUDOVA from Uzbekistan dancing in the Manchester Museum as part of the Afterhours. The evening also included a panel discussion about the ethics of the UK clothing industry with speakers from unchosen, Stop the Traffik and Sticthed Up clothing collective, after a screening of documentary, fashions dirty secrets. This all took place in Manchester Musuem which owes it’s building and collections to the wealth of the Manchester cotton trade. On show were also photographs of weavers from Mexico in the 1930s and 1940s from collector Elsie McDougall and cotton plants from the herbarium store.

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