Weavers Of The Clouds : Textile Arts of Peru is an exhibition aimed at highlighting the international influence of Peru's traditional textile arts. By examining the process and history of the style, the exhibition shows how the techniques and methods have found their way into the handbooks of designers all over the world. Combining the textiles themselves with photography, literature, paintings, tools, and guides, the demonstration gives an entire approach to the art-form.
Expect to see items by Meche Correa and Chiara Macchievello, photographs by Sebastian Casteneda Vita, Marta Tucci, and Toni Frissel. Vivienne Westwood and Naeem Khan plus a whole host of other contemporary artists also showcase their interpretations and adaptations of the Peruvian textile ethic.
It sits alongside another exhibition called The Thread: Contemporary Art of Peru. It's been designed and put together by master curator, Claudia Trosso with expert help from Martin Morales. Exhibiting modern artworks that utilised the traditional weaving methods of Peru's ancient culture, the show aims to interpret and understand the symbols and stories that underpin the style. Looking at how modern artists find their passion in the old style creativity, we can understand the direction and emotional background to the expressions and their creators.
Only displayed for three short months at the London Fashion and Textile Museum here in the UK, it's expected to be filled morning to evening each day. Literally the other side of the world comes to see us in Great Britain for this short but rich and diverse time. The exhibition is on from the 21st of June (last week) until the 8th of September 2019. Can you go? Book tickets here.
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