The Weavings of War

September 6 - October 5 , 1997

featuring work from

Afghanistan, Chile, Guatemala, Laos,
Nicaragua, Palestine, South Africa, and Vietnam

The Weavings of War explores a previously undocumented trend in international folk art: In the past 35 years, textile artists, mostly women, have created tapestries to depict their experiences of warfare.

This project was curated by Ariel Zietlin

and funded by
The National Endowment for the Arts
The New York State Council on the Arts
The New York Council for the Humanities
The Fund for Folk Culture Conferences and Gatherings Program,
underwritten by Pew Charitable Trust
The Ruth Mott Fund
The Puffin Foundation

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