Using the brand name Habibi Bazaar, Utah-based Lebanese American artist Pamela El Gergi modernizes traditional rug-making as a way to stay connected to her heritage.
Zefren-M and Morris Muskett find self-expression through contemporary weaving.
The Palestinian Museum and the Victoria and Albert Museum received a $480,000 grant to conserve Palestinian textiles.
Today, India’s handwoven and hand-spun fabrics and master artisans find themselves at existential crossroads, facing threats of obsolescence and urbanization.
Self-taught artists were invited to exhibit, and sell, their fuzzy stacks of pancakes and tasseled tapestries.
Erick Medel’s labor-intensive pieces pay tribute to the labor being done around him.
“Our guiding principle is to make things that don’t get old and thrown away,” says Sudō Reiko.
“I’ve always felt that home is a fraught place which is constantly going through ruptures,” says Jagdeep Raina.
Tabitha Arnold’s rugs pay tribute to organizers who lay their bodies on the line in the workplace, in the public square, and in the depths of private prisons.
Doerte Weber’s weavings reproduce the ubiquitous charts and graphics related to infection rates, deaths, and unemployment.
Tompkins’s quilts are at turns abstract beauties, political statements, faith-based texts, and textile craft.
With her New York debut on the horizon, the Afro-Brazilian artist, known for her seductive, textile-based sculptures, is finally, and rightfully, receiving international recognition.