TITLE

Wonderful Women Holding Up The Sky

AUTHOR(S)
Grove, Peggy Ohl
PUB. DATE
March 1992
SOURCE
Fiberarts;Mar/Apr92, Vol. 18 Issue 5, p29
SOURCE TYPE
Periodical
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
The article focuses on the women weavers of Lesotho who are members of the Helang Basali weaving cooperative. Christabel Jackson, the originator of Helang Basali, trades for mohair fleece at Maluti Mountains. The women weavers transform these fleece into a tapestry. The handmade upright looms are set up at the Saint Agnes Mission church hall where the weaving takes place. Many of the designs are created by the Lesotho women. They translate the images of rocky escarpments, the blue mountain landscapes or village scenes into woven tapestries.
ACCESSION #
26454509

 

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