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The Language of Weaving: Contemporary Maya Textiles

Language of Weaving

 Textiles pictured by Jalabil. Photo by WCU MFA student Sarah Rincon

 

September 12th – November 7th, 2016

The Language of Weaving challenges what Western cultures traditionally consider literature. Through a significant lexicon of designs and patterns, Maya weavers provide rich narratives for the readers of their textiles. The Language of Weaving examines the work of four distinct communities of Maya fiber artists in Mexico: three female-led artist cooperatives located in Chiapas state and works by the Bonilla family in Yucatan state. A collaboration with Paul Worley, WCU Professor of World Literature, this exhibition elegantly translates, for both Spanish-and English-speaking audiences, the intricately woven tales of these Maya communities.  

Learn more at the Bardo Arts Center blog. 

Language of Weaving

 

 

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Language of Weaving

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