Syracuse Weavers Guild

Supporting Weaving and Fiber Arts in Central New York Since 1960

Peruvian Textiles in a Box - Textiles and Traditions of the Peruvian Highland Weavers

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Saturday February 2, 2019 10:00 AM - 1:00 PM
Good Shepherd Church, Fayetteville, Ny  (map)

Facilitator-Sue Szczotka

The Peruvian Textiles in a Box provides an introduction to and education about indigenous textiles and the skilled artisans who make them. Through a documentary video, Peruvian Weaving Revival and actual samples of the artisans’ work, you will meet the weavers, dyers, knitters and spinners of the Peruvian Highlands who are cooperative members of the Center for the Traditional Textiles of Cusco (CTTC). Hear the story about the vision of Nilda Callanaupa Alvarez, the founder and director of CTTC, whose mission has been to preserve and perpetuate the traditional textile arts of her village of Chinchero and the other Highland communities. The program also includes 5 presentation boards with 20 samples of the actual textiles for a complete tactile experience.