Weaving is one of the oldest surviving crafts in the world. This technique of interlacing two distinct sets of threads can be traced back to as far as the Paleolithic age. By the Biblical times, weaving has been a vital part of daily life of peoples from all civilizations.
With the rise of industrialization in the 18th century, massive textile production moved from families to machines in factories. However, in many countries, there are still artisans keeping the weaving tradition alive, preserving the art of the hand looms.
Our spring issue takes you to Peru, Mexico, and Vietnam, where designers and artists are currently working with local weavers, experimenting and exploring innovative ways to express their traditions.