Tujia Brocade: Weaving Life into Textiles
A reception and talk w/ Visiting Scholar, Meng Tan
Co-sponsored by the Department of East Asian Languages and Literatures
From 2016-2017, Meng Tan participated in a collaborative program focused on protecting Tujia brocade, a textile of the Tujia people who live in southwest China. The team collected the cultural resources of Tujia brocade, invented a digital machine to develop the weaving technology, and created an App to expand the public access to Tujia brocade. Meng's exhibit -- Weaving Life into Textiles-- focuses on Tujia brocade, which includes xilan kapu and Tujia finger-woven belts. Using images of patterns, colors, looms, the weaving process, and people related to Tujia brocade, the exhibit represents the cultural meaning and development of Tujia brocade over the past 30 years. During the reception, pieces of xilan kapu will be provided to see and touch.
Refreshments will be provided. This event is FREE and open to the public.