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December 2019

Woven Together

December 6, 2019 - November 8, 2020
Wing Luke Museum

This exhibit honors the diversity of Burma/Myanmar’s many ethnicities, cultures, and religions. Through stories sourced from the local Burmese/Myanmarese community, learn about the complex history of Burma/Myanmar, the challenges these communities face in America, and the journey to build community together. Location: Seattle, Washington

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November 2020

Made It: The Women Who Revolutionized Fashion

November 2, 2020 - March 14, 2021
Peabody Essex Museum Salem, MA United States

Made It: The Women Who Revolutionized Fashion showcases more than 100 works, spanning 250 years, recognizing women's often-overlooked contributions to the fashion and design industry. From Mary Todd Lincoln’s seamstress and confidant Elizabeth Keckley, to Elsa Schiaparelli and Gabrielle ‘Coco’ Chanel, to experimental labels like Chromat, women designers have transcended genres and revolutionized ideas of identity. An exhibition publication is available for purchase. 

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Interweaving Cultures along the Silk Road

November 3, 2020 - December 13, 2020
Spencer Museum of Art Lawrence, Kansas United States

The name “Silk Road” describes the many different trade routes that flourished between Europe and Asia from the 2nd century BCE to the mid-15th century. ​This virtual exhibition highlights objects from the Spencer Museum of Art that reflect how artwork, design, trade goods, medicine, religion, and people traveled both over land and by sea and stimulated new cultural forms and ideas in Asia, Africa, and beyond that continue today.  Image: Unknown maker from India or Pakistan; embroidered cloth, 1800s–early 1900s;…

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Colcha Embroidery – Online Exhibit

November 3, 2020 - November 26, 2020
Española Valley Fiber Arts Center New Mexico

Online Exhibit: Colcha embroidery, a folk art characteristic of Northern New Mexico and Southern Colorado, has deep history, traditions, and cultural expression. During the Spanish colonial era, the Churro sheep's wool was spun into yarn and dyed with local indigenous plants as well as with cochineal and indigo imported from the Spanish Empire. Today, colcha embroidery artists continue to practice this art form in private homes and small circles. Image: Jardin de la Primavera / Springtime Garden by Julia R Gómez.…

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The Fabric of Civilization: How Textiles Made the World by Virginia Postrel

November 3, 2020 - December 3, 2020

New Book Recommendation: The Fabric of Civilization is more engaging and informative than any textile science or textile history course that I studied in college. Postrel has distilled thousands of years of the making and manipulation of string (thread) into a comprehensible read whether or not you have knowledge of its invention or the current bio-engineering research. She has woven in personal experiences; interviewed historians, computer programmers, scientists, textile archeologists, and contemporary and indigenous artisans; and gone behind the scenes in…

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Textile Tour of Bhutan

November 18, 2020 - December 8, 2020

Textile Tour of Bhutan November 18 – December 8, 2020 https://textiletrails.com.au/2020/01/18/2020-textile-tour-of-bhutan/ This magical journey will wind through fertile valleys and villages, traversing the country to reach the little-visited textile heartland of kushutara, the Bhutanese handwoven brocaded dress, in Eastern Bhutan. This tour has been crafted especially for people who love textiles, craft and local culture and who seek the immersive experience of travelling with Wendy Garrity, who has lived and breathed Bhutan and is passionate about the Bhutanese people, their…

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