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Stitching Stories, Crafting Change: the Maya Women Artists of Multicolores Guatemala

Aired on Thu, Feb 17 at 7:00pm

Madeline Kreider Carlson

In rural villages in the highlands of Guatemala that are renowned for their weaving traditions, 57 Maya women artists create original works of fiber art from a surprising recycled material. Using cast-off secondhand garments (mostly t-shirts), the artists of Multicolores create hooked rugs and embroideries that are evocative, original, and deeply rooted in Maya traditions and textile heritage. With the support of Multicolores, a Guatemalan non-profit organization, the artists have achieved international recognition and personal growth. Join Multicolores Creative Director Madeline Kreider Carlson for a conversation about Multicolores’ artistry and evolution since its founding in 2014.

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