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    1. Yes! Was it the one about Mayan weavers? This could be (and should be!) a whole post, or series! I think it’s a great way to talk about appropriation in various forms as well, in terms of elements of art and design Appropriation is actually listed as one of the new ones and not in the negative sense that many of us have come to associate with it today. Another interesting venue is how many commonalities there are in symbolism when you look cross cultures in textiles, what certain shapes signify, etc and how similar patterns can be found in seemingly very different textile traditions.

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      1. I thought it was Peru, but it must have been Mayan. It’s interesting where you draw a line between appropriation and appreciation. As an anthro student, seeing similar patterns in materials was a sign of contact, trade, and possible intermingling which tells us about both cultures. So fascinating.

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    1. Thank you Professor!! It’s hard to believe but this was just about three weeks ago at a textile market in Lake Atitlan, Guatemala! It represents so much of what i love about travel, textiles and art in one short, blissful moment! The huipil she is wearing came home with me 🙂 It is hand embroidered inside AND out!!

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  1. This is amazing! I am having flashbacks of a creative writing class I took a few years ago and I learned how an object can be the central point in a story. I would love to show my students this image and have them create their own story around it!

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