MAYAN THREADS presented 154 choice selections of Guatemalan weaving from the world’s largest and finest collection. Known for their rich diversity of intricate pattern, color, and skilled craftsmanship as well as their sheer beauty, Guatemalan textiles have been acclaimed the finest in the world, equaled only by Pre-Columbian weavings of Peru.
Throughout the exhibition demonstrations of weaving were given by two Mayan women from Guatemala.
One of a Kind
Featuring jewelry, body ornaments and a collection of knitted and crocheted wire hanging flowers and sea creatures by internationally-renowned artist, Arline Fisch.
An intimate exhibition in the Museum’s Theater Gallery featuring a selection of shadow puppets from Indonesia.
Pre-Columbian Art from Mingei's Collection
Part of the Getty Center-led initiative Pacific Standard Time: LA/LA, this exhibition offers the most comprehensive presentation to date of the Museum’s significant holdings of objects used by people from the ancient cultures of Mexico, Central and South America.
Recycled and Embroidered Textiles of Bengal
Featuring approximately 40 kantha (decorative stitched quilting made from recycled sari) from the Museum's permanent collection.