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This will be at 1pm Cleveland time and 11am Colorado time
Embroidered phulkari textiles on view in Handmade Creating Textiles in South Asia, Photo by Lori Kartchner.
Textile Arts Council of the Fine Arts Museum of San Francisco
Curating Handmade: Textiles from South Asia, Past and Present with Cristin McKnight Sethi
February 20, 2021. 10 a.m. PST
This is an online presentation via Zoom; registration required
Artists, cooperatives, and workshops across Bangladesh, India, and Pakistan are creating new textile designs inspired by centuries-old traditions. Join George Washington University art history professor Cristin McKnight Sethi and curator of the forthcoming exhibition, “Handmade: Creating Textiles in South Asia,” at the GW Textile Museum as she shares artist stories alongside vibrant examples of handmade saris, scarves, and other garments. To learn more about the exhibition and related programming please visit https://museum.gwu.edu/handmade-creating-textiles-south-asia.
Abaca cloth is woven from the outer sheath of the trunk of a banana species indigenous to the Philippines.
Textile Museum Associates of Southern California
Woven Dreams from Sacred Mountains: Textile Traditions of the Tboli & Blaan of Mindanao
January 9, 2021. 11 a.m. PST.
This is an online presentation via Zoom
Webinar Registration here
http://www.tmasc.org/default.htm The Tboli and Blaan people of the southernmost island of Mindanao in the Philippines offers some of the most beautiful, skillful and sacred examples of material culture to be found throughout Southeast Asia. The weaving of the abaca ikat fabric (tnalak) has become synonymous with the Tboli, as has their intricate beadwork, embroidery and brasswork which richly decorates their garments. The Blaan, sister tribe to the Tboli, weave their own treasured and rare abaca ikat cloth (tabih). Their spectacular heirloom garments are adorned with impressive patterns of hand-hewn, mother-of-pearl beads. Independent researcher and collector Craig Diamond presents the ikat weaving traditions of both tribes as well as identifying and discussing the impressive garments worn by both the men and women.
This comes from Patty,
“It is interesting to read about and see the interview with a really big name in American Textile Design in the 20th & 21st Centuries.”
Join program host Key Jo Lee and CMA research fellow Andrea Vazquez de Arthur for a deep and guided exploration of a single mola, made using appliqué and reverse appliqué techniques. Learn about these processes and their complex associations with the Guna understanding of the universe.
Look for it on Wednesday, November 18 at noon. A Desktop Dialogue from CMA
Their description follows:
How do materials and fabrication processes convey meaning in a work of art or design?
Join CMA research fellow Andrea Vazquez de Arthur and museum guide Leonardo Pérez Carreño from the Museo de la Mola in Panamá City, Panamá, for a conversation about making and meaning in molas, a key component of traditional dress among indigenous Guna women and the subject of the upcoming exhibition Fashioning Identity: Mola Textiles of Panamá.
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