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
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