World Textiles & Artisans (Tissus & Artisans du Monde) opens a new American chapter. , with unique craftspeople reviving ancient practices, along with high-quality museums featuring outstanding collections of objects.
There is a remarkable makers and craft culture here in the whole United States, that develops with a profusion of designers and craftsmen, dedicated festivals and organizations, and high-quality museums that highlight exceptional textile collections. This exciting movement offers a variety of faces, from the American folk crafts such as quilting, to the Native traditions still very much alive, and a contemporary approach linking design to ancient practices.
In the indigenous culture of the Pacific Northwest Coast, textiles are powerful objects of a singular aesthetic. Usually worn as robes, they are used by native communities as a way to express their identity. These textiles represent the origin of their wearer, say his status and his belonging to a specific lineage.
All these identities living in North America find their expression in textile productions and initiatives.