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Weaving Generations Together: Evolving Creativity in the Maya of Chiapas

December 15, 2017 - February 28, 2018

This exhibition explores cultural transmission and learning through children’s play weaving and apprenticeship in the Maya Highland community of Zincantán, Chiapas, Mexico. The exhibition shows over one hundred textiles from Zincantán drawn from a research collection spanning from 1943 to the present, including hand-woven and embroidered ponchos, shawls, and huipils in vibrant colors and metallic threads as well as looms and weavings made by children. Maya people wear traditional clothing today and the exhibition demonstrates both continuity and change through the expression of weaving and embroidery.
This exhibition is based on a book by Patricia Marks Greenfield.
Join us on December 1 for a guided exhibit tour! More information can be found HERE.
Co-sponsored by:

Center for the Study of Women
UCLA Library
Office of Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion
American Indian Studies Center
Chicano Studies Research Center
Latin American Institute
Center for Mexican Studies
Fiat Lux
Office of Instructional Development


December 15, 2017
February 28
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