Friday, November 4, 2016
Textile Collaboration and Weaving Stories!
I have been a little quiet this past year as I have undertaken a new challenge- managing and being the textile collaborator of the Weaving Stories project for AlSadu House in Kuwait.
Kuwait was chosen to be an Islamic Cultural Capital in 2016 and the Minister of Information and head of the National Council for Arts and Letters asked the AlSadu House to do a special project to honor this.
The opening will be at Al Shaheed Park on November 7th. I can't wait to be able to share photos of our collaborative work of art! Stay tuned!
Posted by Shelby Allaho at 4:37 AM
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Very interesting, thank you!ReplyDelete
Fascinating and looks like an awesome project! Especially interested in weaving as being perceived as a gender-specific activity. In US, it is mostly a female activity. In fact, the English word "wife" has the same derivation as the words "weave" and "weft". However, the Hopi Indian weavers are men and in our colonial days traveling weavers, who wove on the enormous barn looms, were men. Conversely, in the US colonial days each household was a taxed for its share of yarn. "Spinsters", unmarried women, often lived with relatives to spin the household's share of yarn.ReplyDelete
Hmmm, Karen C.K. Ballard shared some yarny history I knew nothing about. :)ReplyDelete