Friday, May 20 – 7:00 p.m.
CMA Recital Hall
TAA member Catherine Joslyn will present, “Inka Weavers: Saving Traditional Weaving In Highland Peru,” and highlights from her extensive work in Peru. Catherine has brought two exhibits of highland Peru textiles to the United States and featured master weaver and organizer Nilda Callañaupa Alvarez in weaving workshops. She will discuss Peruvian festivals, the revival of ancient weaving skills that were nearly lost, international gatherings of weavers, and how sales of hand-crafted textiles support workers and their families around the world.
Catherine will show examples of textiles from Callañaupa’s Center for Traditional Textiles of Cusco as well as her recent work that is inspired by her time in Peru. She is a member of Weave a Real Peace (WARP), a group that supports textile cottage industries all over the world. The lecture is free to TAA members and students; $5 for nonmembers