Thursday, December 4, 2014

At the Loom

We sleep, but the loom of life never stops, and the pattern which was weaving when the sun went down is weaving when it comes up in the morning.
~Henry Ward Beecher

Spotlighting woven art will have to wait for another day because this time, the focus is weavers:

"Weaving" from Fil and Filippa: Story of Child Life in the Philippines by John Stuart Thomson
illustrated by Maud and Miska Petersham

Stamp of Dahomey, 1961
The "Artisans" series

"Hataori" (Weaving) woodcut print
Shigenobu Yanagawa

The shuttle flies, rushes the machine
John Schiess (1799-1844)

Penelope and the Suitors
by John William Waterhouse

Man Weaving Cane
photo by Anja Disseldorp

Weaver busy making the cloth strips used to manufacture bogolans
Village Songho - Dogon Country - Mali

Rehabilitation of British Soldiers From Normandy
Leading Aircraftman Cheshire, who was admitted with a broken wrist and elbow, weaves a rug at the Robert Jones and Dame Agnes Hunt Orthopaedic Hospital
Ministry of Information Photo Division Photographer, Smith Norman

photo by Toshihiro Gamo

Weaving the Morning by João Cabral de Melo Neto


HWY said...

Weaving is one of the few creative arts where the act of creating can be as interesting to look at as the finished piece.

And it is also interesting that the feet can be an integral part of the process, too. (Loved the photo of the Mali weaver with the strings tied to his toes.)

Michelle Heidenrich Barnes said...

How I love that you included that last photo! I have a close friend who weaves. I always thought it was so cool to be a part of such a rich history... I only wish I had the space!