Organized and curated by the Museum for Textiles, Toronto, Canada. Documentary publication by the Museum for Textiles.

THE BIRTH SYMBOL IN TRADITIONAL WOMEN’S ART introduced the world’s oldest religious symbol — an abstract depiction of the Great Goddess. The birth symbol is a diamond-shaped figure, often enclosing an x-shaped fetus symbol, with projecting arms and legs. This pattern can be traced back at least 8,000 years and is used in the textiles of Eastern Europe, Asia, Indonesia and the Philippines. Even into the late 20th century, textiles continue to carry this motif as an echo from the past.

Details

On View: Apr 11, 1987 - Jul 05, 1987

More Exhibitions

Exhibition

Voluminous Art

Treasures from San Diego's University Libraries

March 10, 2018 - September 3, 2018

Exhibition

Israel

70 Years of Craft & Design

April 21, 2018 - September 3, 2018

Exhibition

Student Craft

Form and Function

May 19, 2018 - August 19, 2018Closes soon

Exhibition

William L. Hawkins

An Imaginative Geography

June 9, 2018 - August 26, 2018Closes soon