NORTH AMERICA: maker’s culture and native traditions

Textile identities from the USA and Canada

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.

Leslie Sudock, advocate for textile art
 

Leslie Sudock, lawyer, activist and fiber artist, has opened her workshop called Ready to Hand in the south side of Philadelphia. In 2013, she bought…
Read More

Julia Brennan, textile conservator
 

I met Julia Brennan in Thailand in 2013 at the impressive conservation lab of the recently opened Queen Sirikit Textile Museum in…
Read More

In the backstage of the Philamuseum
 

I did not expect to spend that many hours wandering in the alleys of the Philadelphia Museum of Art. It is…
Read More

The garden of Winterthur
 

In the month of July 2015, I visited the Winterthur Museum that was established by Mr Henry Francis du Pont…
Read More

Danielle Morsette, contemporary Coast Salish weaver
 

Danielle Morsette is twenty-seven years old. She has been practicing weaving for over ten years. She was born in Montana,…
Read More

The MOA UBC : a haven for cultural dialogue
 

The UBC Museum of Anthropology is a peaceful haven open to the world. This museum is perched on the western edge of Vancouver, located…
Read More

 

Leslie Sudock, advocate for textile art

 

Julia Brennan, textile conservator

 

In the backstage of the Philamuseum

 

The garden of Winterthur

 

Danielle Morsette, contemporary Coast Salish weaver

 

The MOA UBC : a haven for cultural dialogue


Warning: Declaration of Jetpack_IXR_Client::query() should be compatible with IXR_Client::query(...$args) in /homepages/34/d388533524/htdocs/wp-content/plugins/jetpack/class.jetpack-ixr-client.php on line 30