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Preservation of Mexican traditional shawl & Jasper weaving
03
Jul '13
In a bid to preserve the art of making traditional shawls and Japer fabric through textile weaving and dyeing techniques, Mexico’s Franz Mayer Museum is organizing an event "The Art of Jasper and shawl: guidelines for the preservation of a tradition" from July 3-7, 2013.
 
The event aims to serve as a platform for promoting knowledge and experience sharing to devise strategies for preserving the art of making shawls and Jasper fabric.
 
As a part of the event, several workshops, demonstrations, exhibition-cum-sale, ramp shows, book presentations and a seminar would be held.
 
While shawl finds utility in day-to-day life of people in Mexico, ‘Jaspe’ is a technique of preparing a fabric called ‘Jasper’ with use of different coloured threads. The technique involves process of tie dyed skeins to generate varied images with white spaces.
 
Several artisans, raw material suppliers, researchers, collectors and other interested persons from Guanajuato, Veracruz, Michoacan, Tlaxcala, Oaxaca, Queretaro, San Luis Potosi, Mexico and the State of Guerrero, are likely to participate in the event.
 
The ramp show would feature creations of the House of Handicrafts, Lydia Lavin, Michoacan, Crescendo Tlilayatzin of Contla and the Artisan’s House of San Luis Potosi. 
 
Visitors to the museum would also get an opportunity to buy several items like silk apparels, cotton and rayon prepared by Reboceros, experts in Jasper and loom work.
 
Discussions held as part of the event would help in determining the areas which can be subsidized to prop up the traditional shawl and Jasper art, which has been in crisis since second half of the 20th century due to its complexity and the labour involved, event organizer Marta Turok told media.
 
Presently, specialized centers like Santa Maria del Rio, Chilapa, Moroleón, Tenancingo, Tejupilco, Tangancícuaro, Zamora, Guanajuato and Moroleón engage in production of shawls, however in Zamora, Uriangato and Chilapa, the art is nearing extinction.
 

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