The Language of WeavingName: The Language of WeavingDate: October 20, 2016Time: 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM EDTEvent Description:
The Language of Weaving : contemporary Maya textiles
SEPTEMBER 12 – NOVEMBER 7
RECEPTION SEPTEMBER 29
The Language of Weaving challenges what Western cultures traditionally consider literature. Through a lexicon of designs and patterns, Maya weavers provide rich narratives for the readers of their textiles. This exhibition examines the work of three distinct communities of Maya fiber artists in Mexico. Viewers will experience examples of the work of two female-led cooperatives of Maya fiber artists located in Chiapas state, Tsobol Anzetik in Chenalhó and Jalabil in Oxchuc, as well as the work of the Bonilla family in Santa Elena in Yucatan state. The Language of Weaving translates, for Spanish and English speaking audiences, the woven Maya tales of these communities.