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August 2021

Handmade: Creating Textiles in South Asia

August 11, 2021 - April 10, 2022
The Textile Museum, George Washington University Washington D.C.

  GW Art History Professor Cristin McKnight Sethi invited a group of artists in Bangladesh, India, and Pakistan to create new textiles inspired by artworks in The Textile Museum Collection. These contemporary makers interpreted centuries-old textile techniques, patterns and motifs in fresh ways, presenting theirnew works alongside historical counterparts. Image: Embroidered phulkari textile. Photo by Lori Kartchner.

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September 2021

Mayan Traje: A Tradition in Transition

September 24 - December 31
Wheaton Arts and Cultural Center, Down Jersey Folklife Center Millville,New Jersey

Featuring some of the finest examples of Guatemalan weaving and embroidery created by Guatemalan Maya artists over a hundred years till modern days, this exhibition showcasesvarious techniques and materials employed in the creative process. They also illustrate how changes in designs and the adoption of new materials have become a part of the Mayan living traditions and have helped maintain their vitality over time. Most of the displayed artworks are from the collection of the Friends of the Ixchel Museum…

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The Stories We Wear

September 25, 2021 - June 12, 2022
Penn Museum Philadelphia,PAUnited States

Showcasing 2,500 years of style and adornment through approximately 250 remarkable objects, The Stories We Wear reveals how clothing and accessories offer powerful expressions of identity—examining the purpose and meaning behind what we wear. Discover a spectacular array of attire, jewelry, uniforms, regalia, and tattoos. Explore common threads woven throughout stories that transcend language, culture, and time. Associated with this exhibition is a webinar series, “Mayan Threads in Transition: The Stories They Tell.” Learn more here. Image: A Khalkha woman…

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Weaving Splendors: Treasures of Asian Textiles

September 25, 2021 - March 6, 2022
Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art, 4525 Oak Street
Kansas City,MO64111United States

Chinese, Indian, Japanese, and Persian costumes and textiles from  the museum’s collection will be on display for the first time in decades. Made with fine materials, exemplary techniques, and artistry, Asian luxury textiles were central to global trade. The extraordinary stories of these treasures from the 1500s to today conveys the identities, status, and taste of both local and international patrons and consumers. Image: One Hundred Cranes Imperial Robe (detail), Chinese, Late 17th-early 18th century Qing Dynasty (1644–1911). Embroidered damask,…

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Crossroads: Exploring the Silk Road

September 30, 2021 - March 1, 2022
University of Southern California, Pacific Asia Museum Pasadena,CAUnited States

  Explore the historic Silk Road in this newly renovated, interactive permanent gallery. The sights and sounds of the journey through Dunhuang, an ancient oasis connecting peoples and cultures, along the southern Silk Road route come to life through stories and music, dress up, tactile objects, an interactive discovery map, and highlights from the museum’s collection. https://pacificasiamuseum.usc.edu/exhibitions/upcoming/

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