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Connecting with the Modern Maya: The Chiapas Maya Project
October 1, 2022 @ 3:30 pm - 4:30 pmFree
For 26 years, Lori Benson has traveled to the southern Mexican state of Chiapas to work with the Highland Maya. At first, it was part of a continuing project with the Science Museum of Minnesota. Currently, she and colleagues are developing a virtual space to gather archives, photographs, textiles, and artifacts for communities, museums, students, and scholars. Her talk will focus on the stories, the relationships, and the hope for the future.
Join Lori at the Freight Shed or via Zoom, a link is available at mfship.org/events
This special presentation is part of the 8th annual Fiber Day at the Bath Freight Shed. From 9:30 to 1:00, local fiber artists will be weaving, spinning, knitting, hand sewing, felting, and doing ropework much like that used in Virginia‘s rigging. See techniques both modern and dating from the 17th century; a few have changed very little. Some artists will offer hands-on opportunities, as well as demonstrations. A special exhibit of textiles from the Highland Maya of Chiapas, Mexico will also be on display.
Fiber Day is part of Maine Craft Weekend.