Posts Tagged ‘Handweaving’

Oct 01

On the Cloth Road in Peru: Visiting the Accha Alta Weavers

Visiting the weavers in Accha Alta this weekend greatly touched my life. Accha Alta is a small community located above the Sacred Valley just a few hours outside of Cusco.  After passing through the town of Calca, the winding road climbs past high desert foliage to this 11,750-foot-elevation mountain community.→ Read more

Jul 11

Sheer White with Indigo Brocade from Guatemala

There are scarves and then there are scarves  My pick for the “scarf of the month” almost wrapped itself around my neck and grabbed me—it’s woven on a backstrap loom in Guatemala. Trust me, this is not a bright, colorful grabber you’re familiar with, but it is traditional all the same.→ Read more

Jun 25

Capturing Peruvian Highlanders’ Village Dress

When the squat woman bent over, my maker’s hands and prying eyes wanted to look at each layer of her underskirt. The delicate lace and sateen-looking fabric poked out from under the top skirt of woven black wool with a simple tapestry border . But under it, every layer was→ Read more

Jun 12

Ikat Maestros: Indonesian Textile Artisans

“I remembered what my father always said: ‘Never leave the land of your great grandfathers, and develop it for a good cause,” Alfonsa Horeng recalls. “That local wisdom was what convinced me to leave my career in the big city of Surabaya and return home to develop Flores”. And developing→ Read more