In 1966 on my first trip to India Mrs. Urrmila Mahendra Parekh one morning had a showing of some her saris since she had heard I had an interest in textiles. Stunning sari after stunning sari was shown to me and this wonderful morning might be considered one of several textile-related experiences that sparked my sustained interest in the textile...
Ta Nay Gay was born in Burma. Her family faced restrictions and violence from the Burmese military because they are Karen. Her family left the country for Thailaind in 2006, where they lived in a refugee camp until 2012, when they were resettled in Minnesota. She has four sisters and two brothers.
Gay, Ta Nay
2016-03-20 - 2016-06-20
University of Minnesota, Immigration History Research Center