reWoven is in a very exciting stage of its development as we prepare for our first exhibition beginning on March 19th at 7pm at the Akhundov House Art Gallery. This exhibition will be a culmination of more than a year’s worth of work. We wandered the streets of Qaraçöp village (Iormuganlo officially) searching for potential weavers. We offered them historic designs and hand-spun, naturally-dyed yarn in order to bring back to life the amazing rugs of centuries past. Despite its rich rug weaving history, this craft is all but extinct in the region now. We are so proud of the many weavers who took on the challenge and beautifully crafted new pieces of art for the next generation.
March 19th will be your first chance to view our collection of rugs, and to engage the stories of the women who wove them. We know that you will enjoy what you see. We also hope that it will be a special evening for the weavers. Many of them will be in attendance, and we look forward to honoring them for their efforts. We also look forward to meeting you.
See you on March 19th!