TASA Fall Program: The Safekeeper Vest Presentation & Trunk Sale

For many years, Marion Gartler traveled throughout the world searching for and collecting antique and unique textiles. In the early 1980’s she began using some of these fabrics to make functional and visually delightful garments, “safekeeper vests,” for men and women to wear about town and while traveling abroad.  These double-faced vests come with zippered pockets inside and out, thus “safe-keeping” a person’s valuables. In 1984, the Textile Museum in Washington D.C. hosted an exhibition of artists designing fabrics for these vests.

In conjunction with the Trunk Sale, Junco Sato Pollack, retired associate professor of textiles at Georgia State University, will share her love for and knowledge of the safekeeper vests and her memories of traveling with Marion.

Saturday, October 25, 10 AM – 1 PM

Home of Clara O’Shea: 576 Pelham Road, 30324

RSVP: gvgoodwin@aol.com, Free for TASA members and guests



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