World Threads III pays homage to global fiber arts at TACtile Textile Arts Center
One of TACtile Textile Arts Center's most colorful exhibits is back: World Threads III: Preserving Textile Traditions, featuring -- as in the past -- a beautiful global palette of fiber-arts handiwork to both look at and to buy. Even more beautiful is the humanitarian purpose behind the show -- to sustain traditional arts while supporting women artisans living in poverty and sometimes dire conditions.
This year's show includes handcrafts -- jewelry, weavings, baskets, embroidery, clothing and more -- from sixteen nonprofit humanitarian groups working with artisans from Africa, Southeast Asia, Nepal, India, Peru, Guatemala and other countries.
TACtile, led by director and 2012 Westword MasterMind Dianne Denholm, is also serving up an ongoing series of Global Talks by the various vendors on Saturdays for the duration of the show, which ends May 26.