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Faces behind the stitches


Tonight we were at the Vision Gallery for one of our Dia de los Muertos exhibits. One of the other installations was this stunning collection of embroidered hankies by Mexican women. We’ve all seen these lovely embellished cloths at thrift stores, in our Nana’s houses, or maybe strangers at the doctor’s office or grocery store holding and using them. This message was about the lives of the women who made these pieces of art that are often taken for granted.

I’ve always loved embroidering and even more so now. This project is moving to the top of my list, I want to make own towel and then send it out into the world…

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2 thoughts on “Faces behind the stitches”

  1. So beautiful Kathy…thanks so much for posting these pics. It reminds me of the beautiful quilts that were done by African American women so long ago. They are now in museums and so they should be.

    I was able to visit the National Indian American Museum in DC yesterday. They had the most beautiful Ofrenda there and also some fantastic Mexican dancers for Dia de los Muertos!! There were craft tables all around where you could make paper flowers, sugar skulls, etc. We had a great time there! You must visit the museum one day…it is an amazing experience! See some pics on my blog – http://babytreese.spaces.live.com Peace!


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