Friday, January 4, 2008

Kids Weaving Workshop

Recently I took my two young sons to the Jim Thompson Art Center in Bangkok to see the exhibition 'Weaving Paradise: Southeast Asian Textiles and their Creators'. As part of the education program accompanying the exhibition, the boys participated in a kids weaving workshop, where they learned to weave on a loom and gained a greater appreciation of the incredible amount of time and skill needed to produce the beautiful hand-woven textiles that we see all the time in SE Asia but tend to take for granted.

It is great to see the private sector in Thailand offering free art events like this and as someone who works in art education, I couldn't believe the huge amount of time and effort the girls at JT spent preparing looms and materials for the workshop. Yay Jim Thompson!

Here's a picture of Jonah-Boombie with his beautiful weaving ..

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