Here now and now here or nowhere

The title of this blog comes from a play on words that "now here" is also the same letters as "nowhere" just with a space added in the middle. I am always trying to get better at being in the here and now, and I've always been a bit of a joker so that is why I chose this name.

Saturday, April 7, 2012

watching weaving

Having been in Laos for a while, a place where textiles are such an important part of the culture, I've adapted a new found love for textiles and weaving.  Conceptually, it still blows me away. It's something that's been around for AGES, and is a part of every culture. Furthermore, when you start to see similar patterns and styles between Himalayan, SE Asian and even South American weavings, you can't help but feel this cultural connectedness in the world (as well as believe in the Beringia theory of how people came to the Americas).  I love watching weaving, because as simple as it is, I still never fully understand it.  I also love how you take a few strands of string and make something beautiful from it. Something from nothing.

I went to this weaving workshop in Thimphu, but sadly no one spoke any English to explain anything to me.  Take a look at some of these patterns and designs.  I tried to capture the weavers in the midsts of their intricate details work.  Also the colors and fine details were truly just dazzling.

1 comment:

  1. that's amazing!!!! might change my life path to professional bhutanese weaver so i can play with a lot of colors