Uncut Attire: How Weaving Informs Wearables
September 14 - December 4
Lynn Mecklenburg Textile Gallery – September 14 – December 4, 2022
How has weaving influenced clothing design, particularly in cultures where handweaving is strongly embedded into communities? This exhibition, completely drawn from the Helen Louise Allen Textile Collection, will show the creative ways various Indigenous cultures have found ways to create garments with minimal to no cutting or sewn construction. Uncut highlights the ways in which these cultures create a system of fashion, not around the changes of silhouette and hemlines but rather through the subtle differences in woven designs. This focus on handweaving, garment design and minimal cutting challenges Euro-American notions of fashion and its association with industrial growth and fast-changing trends.
Backstrap Weaving Workshop By Addison Nace, October 7, 2022
Lynn Mecklenburg Textile Gallery Hours:
Wednesday: 10 a.m.–4 p.m.
Thursday: 10 a.m.–7 p.m.
Friday: 10 a.m.–4 p.m.
Saturday-Sunday: 12–4 p.m.
By Appointment: email@example.com
Image Details: Huipil (blouse)
Kaqchikel Maya , Sololá, Guatemala, 1965-1975
Ikat (resist dyed), weaving, hand sewing, cotton, acrylic on cotton
27 x 40 in. (68 x 100 cm)
Gift of Mr. John & Dr. Ruth C. Morrissey
Photo credit: Dakota Mace