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Conversations Series 2, Episode 4 ‘The Americas: Shibori and four-selvedged weaving in Mexico, Peru, & Chile, and Jim Bassler studio in California.’
May 19, 2021 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
From left to right: (1) “Tattoos 2012,” by James Bassler, USA; (2) Jim Bassler and Catherine Ellis presenting “Discontinuous warp and weft weaving,” ISS 2016, Oaxaca; (3) Tejido, Amarrado Enagua, Vizarron, and Queretaro, Mexico; (4) Detail of Enagua (woolen skirt) before Cochineal dyeing; (5) An artisan in Queretaro with Irmgard W. Johnson, 1950s, Mexico; (6) Amarras, Huari culture, Museo Amano collection, Peru.
Stitch resist- and Bound resist Replication Projects, and guest artist James Bassler and his contemporary work, Hiroshi Murase & Kazuki Yamazaki on their replication project, Elean Phipps on four-selvedged pre-Columbian weaving, and Alejandro de Avila on Woolen skirt from Mexico, and Vanessa Moraga on Mapuche & Ranquel ponchos.
The cultures in the Americas were as remarkable as the others, the World Shibori Network has taken the opportunity to create a dialogue with scholars and artisans of the International Shibori Symposium (ISS) host countries and organized replication projects. For the ISS Mexico, a Japanese shibori artisan and a natural dyer replicated a stitched-resist woolen skirt. For the ISS Chile, artists and artisans in the USA and India replicated the pre-Columbian amarras (bound-resist) textiles on camelid fiber and cotton. One of the replication team members, James Bassler, an American contemporary weaver, has since explored the technique of scaffold weaving and shibori and continues to create superlative fiber art that will be featured in our episode.
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