Textiles of our Motherlands
by Victor Orozco Ochoa
My research for this project started with gathering textiles from a dozen community members from diverse ethnic backgrounds.
I also referenced textile patterns at the library and on the internet and noticed similarities, across cultural lines, in the use of symbols, colors and patterns.
These banners are close-ups of textiles that represent the different cultures and nationalities in our community.
Hopefully, after reviewing these designs, viewers will agree that our distinct heritages have many similarities and that women have had a pivotal role in our humanity.
The banners are based on textiles from Central Africa and Somalia, Yugoslavia, Japan, Mexico, Laos, Samoa, Guatemala, Southeast Asia and Spain.
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