The Fowler Textile Council is pleased to present
Textiles from Chachahuantla with
Jill Vexler, Ph.D., anthropologist, curator, and scholar
Wednesday, July 8, at 5PM (PDT)
Zoom link provided upon RSVP
You’re invited to a virtual visit with Jill Vexler, who will discuss textiles made and worn by Indigenous peoples of Chachahuantla, Puebla, Mexico, located in the Northern highlands of the State of Puebla. Chachahuantla is where Jill did fieldwork toward her doctorate in anthropology at UCLA. She will show examples of exquisite embroidery and weaving techniques as well as a photo essay on textiles worn for Día de los Muertos.
Since 1979, Jill Vexler has curated museum exhibitions about world cultures. Notably, working as a curator for the Museo Tamayo in Mexico City in the mid-1980’s, Jill organized the first exhibition of traditional textiles, Mexican Textiles: Line and Color. In addition, she was a Fulbright Fellow at the National School of Anthropology of Mexico and worked in the Ethnographic Collection under the tutelage of Professor Irmgard W. Johnson, Mexico’s most respected authority of Indigenous textiles. This led her to a National Science Foundation Field School in a Zapotec village in the Central Valley of Oaxaca and later to a Trique-speaking village in the Mixteca Highlands of Oaxaca. It was these experiences that brought her to UCLA’s superb Latin America Studies program and Anthropology department. She has done extensive fieldwork in Latin America and the Caribbean, Morocco, Israel, Greece, Turkey, the Philippines, and New York City. As her exhibition work turned to Holocaust-related themes, she has done research and exhibitions for the last 20 years in Poland, the Ukraine, Moldova, Estonia and Lithuania.
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Image credit: wool brocade on cotton ground woven on a back strap loom.