Weavers of the Clouds: Textile Arts of Peru
21 Jun - 8 Sep 2019
Tues–Sat 11.00-18.00, Sun 11.00-17.00
Fashion and Textile Museum,
83 Bermondsey Street, London SE1 3XF
Tel: 020 7407 8664
For decades, designers worldwide have been influenced by the traditional textiles of Peru. Weavers of the Clouds explores the processes and practices of both historic and contemporary Peruvian costume via garments, textiles, photographs, tools, illustrations and paintings, dating from pre-Hispanic to present day.
Works presented include pieces by contemporary Peruvian fashion designers Meche Correa and Chiara Macchievello, photographs by Sebastian Castaneda Vita, Marta Tucci and Toni Frissell, Peruvian-inspired designs from Vivienne Westwood and Naeem Khan and a broad selection of both traditional and contemporary Peruvian art, produced in a multitude of fascinating mediums.
With many artists of all forms now looking to Peru for inspiration, this is a very exciting time to examine the history and future of Peruvian arts.
Image by Marta Tucci.