Travel Log

TSA at College Art Association: A Message from The President

Posted on January 20, 2014

College Art Association is coming up February 12-15, 2014 in Chicago. Its always heartening to see textiles presented in this context, and this year there are a number of panels (including one I have organized on Textile Traditions of Latin America in Context). A number of TSA members and textile scholars will be presenting—including Roland […]

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Velvets of Italy Tour 2013

Posted on November 21, 2013

The thing about experiences abroad looking back is it’s difficult to believe that they actually happened. It’s incredible to think that the tiny boot-shaped spot on your globe marked Italy is a real place you’ve really been and that it’s as fantastic as you had been told since before you could remember. That it’s out […]

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Textiles and Tourism: Vietnam

Posted on August 31, 2013

Earlier this summer I had the good fortune to take a group of students to Vietnam for a class titled “Food, Fashion, and Art through Tourism: Imagining the Nation of Vietnam.” Team-taught with my K-State colleague Dr. Michele Janette, we structured the class to allow for many experiences that would introduce students to the ways […]

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Textile Artists Shine at the International Folk Art Market-Santa Fe

Posted on August 21, 2013

 By Mary Littrell Question:  What ensues when 180 artists from 60 countries join with 1,700 organizational volunteers and 22,000 shoppers? Answer:  The 10th International Folk Art Market of Santa Fe, the largest folk art market in the world held from July 12-14, 2013. As the market days approached, the plazas and parking lots on Museum […]

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Textiles Close Up: Indonesia at the Yale University Art Gallery

Posted on June 11, 2013

“It is always women who weave in Southeast Asia.” Dr. Barnes explained that because women are associated with fertility, by extension so are their textiles. At weddings, the gift from the mother’s side will be textiles, and the man’s family will present metal objects or ivory. Similarly, textiles are also the first gifts for a […]

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