Last night was the opening of The Weaver's House - an exhibit of work that is at the heart of Mexico's traditional textile revival. Sheri Brautigam brought works from her collection to be shown alongside works from the Maiwa Collection. Music from the Rio Samaya Band had everyone in exactly the right place and as the evening progressed people couldn't help but dance.
Sophena Kwon, designed and hung the exhibition which closed on Sunday September 25. In addition to the works being shown there were a number of robozos, huipiles, and embroideries for sale. Works were from Oaxaca, Chiapas and the State of Mexico. The evening was opened by Charllotte Kwon. Sheri Brautigam introduced the textiles and gave the context and setting for both the work and the exhibition.
The next Maiwa Event is this Friday, September 30th. Alison Ellen will give a lecture: Yarns and Lines: New Directions in Hand Knitting. Some tickets are still available.