Weavings of War: Fabrics of Memory

By: Cooke, Ariel Zeitlin; Marsha MacDowell, eds.

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Wraps, 20.4 by 20.3 cm, xiii 101 pp., illus. in color. Fine. A catalog for Weavings of War, “a landmark exhibition that brings together, for the first time, art that has arisen out of the distinct textile traditions scattered around the world but that share a common focus. Textile artists, mostly women, have broken with their traditions of nonfigurative work to use pictorial imagery to communicate their personal and collective experiences with war. Though these textiles arise from disparate cultural groups and reflect conflicts situated in areas of the world thousands of miles apart, occurring in different periods and motivated by different reasons, the works in Weavings of War embody powerful messages for those concerned with the impact of conflict on both individuals—notably women—and their communities. Includes “Common Threads: The Creation of War Textiles from Around the World” by Ariel Zeitlin Cooke, “Living with the Fabric Arts of Memory” by James E. Young, “A Document of Cloth: Interpreting History in a Traditional Textile” by Marsha MacDowell, “Ties that Bind: A Conversation about Heritage, Authenticity, and War Textiles” by Barbara Kirshenblatt-Gimblett, followed by artist profiles including “Michigan and Merza Hozain, Hazara Weavers,” “Pang Xiong Sirirathasuk Sikoun, Hmong Story Cloth Artist,” “Juana Huaytalla Mendez, Peruvian Arpillerista,” “Zakiah Moukanna, Lebanese Embroiderer,” and “Stitching Apartheid: Three South African Memory Cloth Artists.”

Title: Weavings of War: Fabrics of Memory

Author Name: Cooke, Ariel Zeitlin; Marsha MacDowell, eds.

Categories: Africa, Textile & Costume,

Edition: First Edition

Publisher: East Lansing, MI, Michigan State University Museum: 2005

Binding: Paperback

Book Condition: Fine

Seller ID: 3172