Weaving Generations Together Exhibit Tour

Evolving Creativity in the Maya of Chiapas

Weaving Generations Together Exhibit Tour

Friday, December 01, 2017
4:00 PM - 6:00 PM
UCLA Powell Library
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Join the Center for the Study of Women for a private exhibit tour with Patricia Greenfield, curator of Weaving Generations Together. The exhibit explores cultural transmission and learning through children’s play weaving and apprenticeship in the Maya Highland community of Zincantán, Chiapas, Mexico.

The exhibition shows 100+ textiles from Zincantán drawn from a research collection spanning from 1943 to the present, including hand-woven and embroidered ponchos, shawls, and huipils in vibrant colors and metallic threads as well as looms and weavings made by children. Maya people wear traditional clothing today and the exhibition demonstrates both continuity and change through the expression of weaving and embroidery.

The UCLA Center for the Study of Women is proud to offer this opportunity as part of our Feminism + the Senses series.

Limited spots are available, so sign up today!

For more information and to register, please visit https://csw.ucla.edu/weaving

This exhibition is based on a book by Patricia Greenfield.

Download File: Weaving-Generations-Tour_120117-rj-m5n.pdf

Sponsor(s): American Indian Studies Center, Chicano Studies Research Center, Center for Mexican Studies, Center for Study of Women, Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion, Fiat Lux, Office of Instructional Development, UCLA Library