Mark Freeman videos of Weaving the Future
Video project by Mark Freeman documents the Otavalo Indians of the Andean highlands (province of Imbabura) of northern Ecuador and their economic success in adapting their traditional weaving and crafts for the international marketplace. The video project also records the tensions between traditional indigenous values and customs and modernization pressures …
Cynthia Cort films of Ikat Weaving
0.25 Linear feet
Footage of processes involved in double and single ikat weaving, shot by Cynthia Cort in Gujarat and Barpali, India in 1979, 1980 and 1981. Collection also includes notes, camera log notes, and articles about Ikat fabrics. Please note that the contents of the collection and the language and terminology used reflect the context …
Oliver Wells photographs of Salish women spinning and weaving
Photographs depicting Mary Peters (Interior Salish) weaving a tapestry with a two-bar loom and Mrs. William Kelley (Coast Salish) spinning yarn with a spinning wheel. Photographs made in Sardis, Chilliwack, British Columbia.
MS 7259 The weaving art of Chiapas, Mexico: the Pellizzi collection of Chiapas weaving; the Pomar collection of Chiapas bracaded samplers; and the Morris collection of Chiapas huipiles and brocaded samplers
Includes the catalog that has a catalog number, place of manufacture, name of the piece, description, symbols, date, condition, use, and technique. Some of the cards have illustrations. Also included are a few pieces of graph paper with weaving patterns and a photograph of Morris with some people of Chiapas …
Weaving Traditions: Guanxi and Yunan Provinces
Full film record shot of zhuang and sani textile productions in Guanxi and Yunan provinces, People's Republic of China. Please note that the contents of the collection and the language and terminology used reflect the context and culture of the time of its creation. As an historical document, its contents …
Anni Albers papers
The papers of artist and weaver Anni Albers measure 0.2 linear feet and date from 1924-1969. They consist primarily of printed materials about Alber's exhibitions, Bauhaus training, and Black Mountain weaving classes.
Threads of Survival
Edited film documents the Hmong immigrants to the United States in their struggles to maintain the culture and traditions from their native Laos. Weaving and sewing of elaborate clothing and storycloths are depicted as the main vehicle for cultural transmission. Large tapestries on which pictures are stitched are used to …
Edited film shot in Oyo, Nigeria during field research. This visual record reflects Bascom's approach to the study of African aesthetics, one which integrated an analysis of the social role, status, and function of the artist with his/her individual style, ideas, and technique. Footage records traditional Yoruba craft techniques …
MS 7545 Field catalog of Hardin collection of Zuni jewelry, pottery, fetishes, beadwork, and weaving
Photographs of We'wha demonstrating Zuni textile making
7 Prints (cyanotype)
Includes images of We'wha (Zuni) spinning wool, setting up a loom, and weaving a blanket at the Smithsonian Institution in Washington, D.C. The photographs were probably made as part of a demonstration commissioned by Matilda Coxe Stevenson or the Bureau of American Ethnology.