Textiles have a long-lasting history. For centuries they have played an important role in the everyday lives of people all over the world. They are not only practical, but also for many they have a strong ritual and ceremonial significance. They are an expression of the identity and the status of people; they tell us not only where we come from, but are also a reference to our social, economic and spiritual status. They tell us much about the skills and the lives of the people who made them and wore them.
Welcome to a new Sewcialists series about Textiles of the World: #SewcialistsTextilesOfTheWorld. In this ongoing series starting in October 2020, we want to look into the traditional textiles that inspire us, that connect with us, that we appreciate. Whether there is a textile that you have long been wanting to learn more about, a... [read more]