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Knoxville, Tennessee, USA

Ethnographic Textile Jewels Art Ewing Estate

THE ENCHANTING WORLD OF MARY (MRS. CHARLES KERMIT ?BUCK?) EWING, 1913-2007 As a child of 10 years old, Mary Hamilton was taken on a one year tour of Europe by her mother. From that point, travel was one of the major interests in her life. At the age of 21, she married Buck Ewing, a Pittsburg, Pa., artist and teacher. Their honeymoon to Mexico in 1945 further ignited her global wanderlust. Yearly thereafter, they traveled to far, exotic places during the summer season, when Mr. Ewing was not instructing. In 1948, they came to Knoxville, Tn., where Buck headed the Art Department at The University of Tennessee. Their travels continued together until 1966, when he died while traveling in Bali. Mary began traveling on her own, organizing tours to China, Tibet, Afghanistan, Laos, Sumatra, Yemen and exotic lands before they were opened to tours. Some 45 different countries were visited by Mrs. Ewing before her ?retirement? in about 1995, after which, she organized a traveling museum tour entitled ?Threads of the World? featuring her textile and clothing collection that she amassed during her lifetime. You are invited to bid and own items from her estate, artwork, jewelry, artifacts, rugs, masks, and items of interest she lived with and enjoyed throughout her lifetime. Mrs. Ewing was a stylish and personable figure in Knoxville or anywhere she was. Enjoy visiting the Enchanting World Collection, and our hopes are that you find the same enjoyment that she did.