Yesterday the Textile Museum presented a program about the Stories We Wear, the current Philadelphia Museum of anthro exhibit, which opened yesterday.
The presenter, Dr Anne Tiballi, was an advisor on selection and presentation, from the museum collection.
Ranging all over the place, and including many ethnic groups and cultures, it was respectful of the materials and the garments' significance in their cultures.
And the location and context of the exhibit, and the presenter
Work and Play, Battle, Perform, Ceremony and Rule, are the divisions of examination. The sad choice of font is not the fault of the presenter. She's not a curator. She did make a point of reading them aloud.
The hairstyle shows her married status, and the style of her coat designates her group. Each tribal or family group has a distinct style of detail.
And here's a messenger blowing his horn as he runs on a road like this one. Then, to the southwest US
A dizzying trip around the planet, but I learned quite a bit. The Textile Museum unfailingly has professional production and preparation.
They're talking about continuing online events even after in-person comes back. Since they routinely get hundreds of participants on Zoom, yesterday 42 countries, I hope they'll continue.