In this issue we largely look to below the equator for design that cuts through the heat. From pompoms, through ikat to feed sacks, we survey the vibrant stories that carry our social past and textile future.
Volume #90 - "The path traced by the warp and weft to intersect in the rhythmic movement of tejendero, the patient interlacing of threads by the empuntadoras and the sense that this garment becomes when you add the personality of its bearer are just some of the moments in the life of a shawl, all of which constitute the framework of an article of national importance."
Volume 102 - One of the great skills of Mazahua is embroidery and weaving loom. So far have managed to keep alive their traditional clothing. Each village cultivates his own clothes. In this issue we present three important aspects of Mazahua textiles, belts, costumes and clothing rituals of everyday life.
Volume 19 - The imaginary threads of the past and the present are woven among the colored threads of a huipil. Weaving in Chiapas reveals an extraordinary wealth of forms and meanings. This issue invites us to explore the aesthetics, functionality and ritual symbolism of these astounding works of textile art, and to see the weavers craft as an expression of a living cultural tradition.
Volume 35 - The hands of weavers from Oaxaca are voices that speak a coded language. They turn the landscape, myths, everyday life and poetry into extraordinarily beautiful designs. These textiles demonstrate that there are as many ways to weave in Oaxaca as there are natural wonders, and that artisans hands are able to create pieces that inebriate the eyes, as their creators would say. Guest editor: Ruth D. Lechuga.