Textile Traditions of the Peruvian Highlands

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Textile Traditions of the Peruvian Highlands

In our first ATA Textile Talk of 2022, you’ll learn how Andean weavers use corn husks in their weaving, which natural dye was part of the Incan taxation system, why Andean brides often receive handwoven jakimas as wedding gifts, and so much more.

The Textile Talk will feature our new ATA video “Textile Traditions of the Peruvian Highlands.” Narrated by well-known doubleweave author and teacher, Jennifer Moore, this visual presentation will give you an up-close look at Peru’s extraordinary indigenous textiles and the skilled artisans who create them. Join us as we explore the Andean way of spinning, dyeing, and knitting, as well as the tools to create belts, bands, textiles, woven edges, and skirt borders. Through stunning imagery, you’ll gain insight into the weaving of double-weave, ikat, tapestry, and discontinuous and supplementary warps.

The hour-long program will take place on Tuesday, February 15 at 7 p.m. (ET) via Zoom. Proceeds from the $10 registration fee will go to further support revitalization of Andean textile traditions.