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March Meeting with Chris Buckley: "The History of Weaving in Southeast Asia"

When:
Saturday, March 13, 2021, 9:00 AM until 11:30 AM
Additional Info:
Contact(s):
Virginia Postrel
Programs co-chair
Category:
Guild Meeting
Registration is not Required
Payment In Full In Advance Only


Join your fellow weavers on Zoom for our regular March meeting, beginning with business and show & tell, followed by our speaker.

"The History of Weaving in Southeast Asia"
Chris Buckley will review some of the earliest archeological evidence for weaving in China and Southeast Asia, much of which is hardly known outside of the region, and will show how early weaving from the Neolithic and Bronze Age is closely related to weaving that is still carried on today, particularly in remote areas. Chris will share some of his drawings and photographs of looms, as well as the textiles that are made on them.

About Chris Buckley
Chris was educated at Oxford University, where he did a degree and a PhD in chemistry. Since that time he has worked in various places, including a 22-year stint in Asia. He has had many different roles, including rug designer and workshop owner, natural dye specialist, and NGO worker in Tibet. He is now a full time researcher, associated with the Tracing Patterns Foundation in Berkeley. He is the co-author, with Eric Boudot, of The Roots of Asian Weaving.

Zoom log-in information will be emailed to members and available in the Members Zoom Forum. If you are not a member and would like to attend, please email Virginia Postrel at vp@vpostrel.com BEFORE Saturday morning.

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