Jan 3 2024 - Jan 3 2024

July – The Handwoven Textiles of Jolom Mayaetik

  • Jan 3 2024 - Jan 3 2024


Gallery Exhibit and Talk by Charlene M. Woodcock
Saturday July 6 Opening

Saturday Fiber Talk in the classroom
July 6, 10:30 am gather & meet, 11am Talk
Open during regular gallery hours: July 6-30, 2024

This month, our gallery features the handwoven textiles of Jolom Mayaetik from Los Altos de Chiapas, Mexico.  On view and for sale will be tapestries, table runners, shawls, tablecloths, pillows and blouses, all incorporating ancient Maya weaving designs, woven on the backstrap loom.  Jolom Mayaetik, translates to “Women Who Weave”.  In 2018, the San Francisco Airport Museum hosted a show “Empowering Threads: Textiles of Jolom Mayaetik” featuring the weavings by the women from this town.  You can read more about them on the SFO museum website here. Read more about this 2018 exhibition here

The University of Oklahoma Press published an English translation of the oral history created by the founding members of the cooperative and published in Spanish in  2007:  The book is not focused on weaving but is a kind of group ethnography that includes a chapter on weaving. More information about the book here

Tuesday 1-4pm
Wednesday 10:30am-noon
Thursday 1-4pm
Saturday: 11am-1pm
& by appointment

450 Alger St. Fort Bragg CA 95437 707-409-6811