Embracing Spirituality through Textiles.
Textiles have been man’s and woman’s most sacred companion throughout his-her journey till the modern time. It has always been connected to us at every moment of our life. In Taoism, the to and fro of the shuttle echoes the rise and fall of breathing. To some African tribes- the warp beam represents heaven and cloth beam earth. Every warp intersecting with a weft forms a cross. The cross contains the vertical dimension, referring to the transcendent, and the horizontal dimension, the place of earth and human experience Making cloth is almost universally considered akin to making life. Thread is often understood as a pathway— a line to follow. When we spin out a thread or make a fabric from mere wisps of fiber, we are seemingly making something out of nothing. We speak of “spinning a yarn” when we draw out words and put them together to tell a tale. We “put a spin on” ideas , shaping them as we want. People who dabble in magic “weave” spells.