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Social Fabric: Textiles and Contemporary Issues

Newport Art Museum Newport

From the cradle to the grave, human beings are wrapped in, and surrounded by textiles. What people make to clothe, protect, and decorate themselves and their spaces, tells us about their cultures, eras, identities, families, and lives. This exhibition brings together a diverse array of contemporary textile artists who are weavers, sculptors, quiltmakers, and visionaries […]

Katazome Today: Migrations of a Japanese Art

Whatcom Museum Bellingham

Katazome Today presents contemporary visions of a unique and historically significant Japanese textile-dyeing process. Traditionally used for kimono dyeing, katazome involves the application of a rice-paste resist using special stencil papers with complex designs. Both the techniques of katazome, and those of the intricately handcarved stencil papers (katagami), have been passed down through generations of […]

Tatreez Inheritance: Preserving Palestinian Cultural Heritage in 75 Years of Exile

Museum of the Palestinian People DC

In Wafa Ghnaim’s curatorial debut, TatreezInheritance examines the presence of Palestinian embroidery in the United States through a diasporic lens, asserting and affirming the power of material culture and art history in preserving a nation’s identity. Over the past 75 years, the dispossession, displacement and dispersion of the Palestinian people across the globe has circulated precious textiles […]