Jul 9, 2017

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Quilts of Southwest China Jul 9, 2017 through Jan 21, 2018
10:00 AM to 5:00 PM
Quilts of Southwest China
Layers of History, Identity and Expertise

Museum of International Folk Art

In southwest China, traditional bed coverings, clothing, and household items have long been made from patched and appliqued scraps to create artistic and functional textiles. A bi-national consortium of American and Chinese museums has worked together to document and research these quilts, an art form little known outside certain ethnic minority communities. Although the making and using of these quilts have declined, a surge of renewed interest among scholars, artists, and locals is leading to growing efforts to study the textiles and the skills needed to continue making them.


For more information, contact Carrie Hertz at (505) 476-1222 , carrie.hertz@state.nm.us

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