Interlacing — the term for all constructions in which each element passes over and under other elements which cross its path — is one of the most ancient and universal of human inventions. The exhibition comprised a fascinating variety of interlaced forms, using materials as dissimilar as wire, bark, silk yarns, clay, dough and grasses. There are baskets from Thailand, masks of the American Indian, hats from Colombia, temple knots from Japan, boondoggles from Afghanistan, a ceremonial adz from New Guinea, nested wedding baskets of the Bobo people, and more.
Collection Source: Jack Lenor Larsen
Recycled and Embroidered Textiles of Bengal
Featuring approximately 40 kantha (decorative stitched quilting made from recycled sari) from the Museum's permanent collection.