Textiles in Art History, a gendered issue

On the occasion of Anni Albers exhibition at Tate Modern, Amber Butchart wrote a very interesting article for Frieze on how textile history has been separated from Art History and Fine Art because it has been always a women´s work. The artificial divide that exists between fine art and textiles (or applied/decorative arts, or craft)…

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Co-creating jobs for women in rural India

Women on Wings Annual report 2015 – 2016 on Craftsmanship in business consultancy: co-creating jobs for women in rural India is available online. Among the case studies presented by this organization, two are from the textile sector and related to local organisation working with women masters of silk, weaving, embroidery and printing techniques.  

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Margaret & the art of Ndebele women

When a woman meets a group of women, all of them creative, only good things can result from this experience. It´s the case of the photographer Margaret Courtney-Clarke and her photo documentary about the art of Ndebele women. Based in West Africa, these women use vernacular art to enhance traditional architecture by painting them by…

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Intangible Cultural Heritage & Gender

Find here a very interesting document on Intangible Cultural Heritage and Gender published by UNESCO. In the publication, gender disparities and women´s role in intangible cultural heritage transmission are raised from a very interesting perspective. Recognising inequality suffered by women but at the same time, enhancing the value of cultural heritage contribution to women´s role in…

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