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September 26, 2014 World Piece

This fall we’re finding design houses and clothiers across the globe have sprinkled their collections with more than a little dusting of wanderlust. From glossy Vogue spreads of Blake Lively engulfed in Native American-inspired oversized ponchos and leathery fringe, to … Continue reading

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January 3, 2014 Weaving Lives, Engaging History

Join PC in exploring the vital traditions of weaving, spinning, dyeing, and knitting in Peru’s highland communities. Nilda Callañaupa of the Center for Traditional Textiles of Cusco, Peru (CTTC), along with Catherine Joslyn, author of “Children of the Inca”, will conduct … Continue reading

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November 8, 2011 Kuba Textiles: A Cloth in the Fabric of Life

Kuba Cloth The Kuba people of Africa have a vital textile tradition pulsing through their deeply rooted history, their rituals, their culture and their art.  Known as People of the lightning, People of the king and People of the cloth, … Continue reading

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December 6, 2010 The Legacy of Quechua Culture

Quechua culture is rich and vibrant with roots that extend well beyond the rise of the Inca Empire.  The Quechua language, and its culture, is incredibly diverse and wide-spread across South America, with approximately forty-six different sub-languages and twelve million … Continue reading

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November 23, 2009 India’s Inspiring Mystique

From the famous Patola weaving of Patan to the intricate art of wood block printing, India’s mystical textile legacy has long been a touchstone of inspiration for our global designs. As I was amorously ogling the upcoming spring collection, gorgeous … Continue reading

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