Handmade: Creating Textiles in South Asia

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 […]

The Stories We Wear

Penn Museum Philadelphia, PA

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, […]

Painted Quilts from the Hopi Mesas

International Quilt Study Center & Museum Lincoln, NE

The Hopi people of northeast Arizona live in twelve villages dotted across what are referred to as First Mesa, Second Mesa, and Third Mesa. They have a long history of producing beautiful cotton and wool blankets, robes, belts, and ceremonial sashes. Quiltmaking became a tradition after its introduction to Hopi women by Christian missionaries more […]

Indelible Blue: Indigo Across the Globe

Albuquerque Museum Albuquerque, NM

Albuquerque Museum Indelible Blue: Indigo Across the Globe Through April 24, 2022 This exhibition explores the history, techniques, and movement of indigo, tracing the different varieties of plants back to the regions and cultures that have utilized this elusive dye for millennia. Indelible Blue features contemporary artists from around the world currently working with indigo […]

Online Presentation: Conversations with Cloth Series 3 – “Stitchery Stories

Slow Fibers Studios presents Conversations with Cloth Series 3 –“Stitchery Stories”. February through May 2022. This is an online presentation via Zoom; registration and fee required. The World Shibori Network launches Stitchery Stories, a new set of programs in the Conversations with Cloth (CwC) series. Presentations by textile scholars, designers, and practitioners will be shared […]

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 […]