Weaving Stories

Asian Art Museum San Francisco, CA

Weaving Stories brings together about forty-five outstanding examples of textiles from dozens of communities in Indonesia, the Philippines, and Malaysia, most dating to the 19th and 20th centuries. Learn how fabrics were woven into the daily lives of the peoples of Southeast Asia, telling stories of identity, faith, status, and women as artistic innovators. Archival […]

Ancient Andean Textiles

Cleveland Museum of Art Cleveland, OH

Drawing from the textiles of the permanent collection, this rotation represents several different civilizations that flourished in the ancient Andes (today Peru) and parts of adjacent countries. Though unrelated by cultural affiliation, they are unified by being special in some way, whether through rarity, complexity of execution, or luxuriousness of materials. The centerpiece of the […]

Life Cycles: A Bamboo Exploration with Tanabe Chikuunsai IV

Japan House Hollywood & Highland 6801 Hollywood Boulevard, Level 2 & Level 5, Los Angeles, CA

Fourth-generation bamboo artist Tanabe Chikuunsai IV dramatically pushes the boundaries of this artform. While continuing his family’s tradition of weaving bamboo flower baskets and smaller sculptural works, he is also renowned for using bamboo as a material for large-scale contemporary artworks and installations at museums and other venues around the world. This exhibition examines the […]

New York Textile Month (NYTM). September 2022.

The 7th edition of NYTM is a month-long, citywide festival initiated by Lidewij Edelkoort to celebrate textile creativity and promote textile awareness in New York and beyond. This year’s offerings include in-person and virtual events including exhibitions, workshops, talks and panels, and open studios. https://www.textilemonth.nyc/calendar-2022-nytm  

A Conversation with Rangina Hamidi, founder of Kandahar Treasure

The Women’s International Study Center in collaboration with the International Folk Art Market and Global Santa Fe, presentsa conversation with Rangina Hamidi, founder of Kandahar Treasure (kandahartreasure.com), at Acequia Madre House at 4:30-6:00 p.m. MT, following a pop-up sale with Kandahar Treasure at the IFAM Center 10 a.m.– 3:30 p.m. MT. Rangina Hamidi founded Kandahar Treasure in […]

Threads of Power: Lace from the Textilmuseum St. Gallen

Featuring more than 150 examples of lace from the renowned collection of Switzerland’s Textilmuseum St. Gallen, this exhibit traces the development of European lace from its sixteenth-century origins to the present day. Learn about the women who crafted this sought-after status symbol by hand, and about the evolution of Swiss chemical lace made on embroidery […]