Education

Young Weavers 

 

Educational programs for the young weavers in CTTC communities have been a special focus for Andean Textile Arts. Recent funding has provided a salary for an Education Director, and has supported gatherings and field trips to teach young weavers about their shared textile heritage. Read more about the Young Weavers program in News. 

 

 

Museum and Exhibits

 

Andean Textile Arts has collaborated on a number of museum and university events in the U.S., with a focus on educating the public about traditional Andean textiles. It was instrumental in funding, curating, and organizing displays for the museum housed at CTTC in Cusco, which opened in 2005.

 

Peruvian Textiles in a Box: Program for Guilds

 

Andean Textile Arts is pleased to announce that starting in 2018, we will be offering “Peruvian Textiles in a Box,” a self-guided guild program about the weavers, textiles, and communities around the Sacred Valley of Peru. The program includes video, speaker notes, and a selection of textiles representing the wide variety of weaving structures and designs from the various communities, from intricate warp-faced pickup techniques to tapestry and scaffold-weaving, plus knitting, dyeing, braiding, and more. This program in a box will be available to guilds on a rotating basis for a small shipping fee and the cost of returning the materials. For more information, email us at http://info@andeantextilearts.org.

 

 

International Conferences

 

Andean Textile Arts has been the proud sponsor of CTTC’s Tinkuy 2010 and Tinkuy 2013, and is currently working on Tinkuy 2017. These international weaving conferences  have brought together hundreds of indigenous weavers from the Americas and beyond. Through funding raised by supporters of Andean Textile Arts, weavers and textile enthusiasts have attended lectures, participated in workshops, and shared their own experiences. Topics have included traditional techniques, fibers, natural dyes, pre-Columbian textiles, fair trade, development of cooperatives, and market development. In conjunction with the Tinkuys, Andean Textile Arts has organized benefit tours to expose participants from North America and abroad to Cusco’s textile traditions and raise funds that go back to the communities.

 

 

Young weavers receiving their looms at Tinkuy 2010.
Young weavers receiving their looms at Tinkuy 2010.
Accha Alta weavers at Tinkuy 2010.
Accha Alta weavers at Tinkuy 2010.