The exhibition will explore the staggering breadth and depth of indigenous American fiber arts ranging from weavings in cotton and camelid hair, to feather work and items made from plants. The museum’s permanent collection contains over 700 examples, of which 149 will be on display, many for the first time. Fiber arts were of the highest importance among the First Nations, or indigenous peoples of the Americas. Ancient Andean as well as modern Andean, Panamanian, and Guatemalan cultures will be featured in the exhibition.
(Women's Blouse panel) with Paliwiduru (Eagle Spirits)
Central America, Guan Yala (North Coast/San Blas Islands), Panamá, 21st century