THERE vol.2 Spring 2015

 

 

Editor's Note
DREAM WEAVERS

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.

Peru
A LIVING CULTURE OF TEXTILE
from the Andes mountains

 

Mexico
ESTABLISHING BONDS ACROSS CULTURES

an academic project that broadens creative opportunities 

SILK COCOONS RE-DISCOVERED
up-cycling case study: cast-off materials turned into jewelry

Vietnam
WEAVERS OF THE INDOCHINA PENINSULA
handbags that bring Vietnamese heritage on trend