Uyghur Muqam, by Ghazi Ahmet, was painted in the 1984 and is one of the famous Uyghur paintings representing Uyghur cultural life. Illustrates a Uyghur community practice that was well in abeyance by the time it was painted.
Restaurants are often a benign starting point to learning about different cultures. But food, drinks and hospitality can be used to educate people about the loss of one’s culture too.
For many who walk through the doors of Dolan Uyghur in the Cleveland Park neighborhood of Washington, D.C., the restaurant is a learning experience — through food on the tables, art on the walls, and conversations with the owner.