For decades, designers worldwide have been influenced by the traditional textiles of Peru. Weavers of the Clouds explores the processes and practices of both historic and contemporary Peruvian costume via garments, textiles, photographs, tools, illustrations and paintings, dating from pre-Hispanic to present day.
Works presented include designs by Meche Correa and Chiara Macchievello, photographs by Martin Chambi, Mariano Vivanco and Toni Frissell, never before seen costume illustrations by Francisco Gamarra and paintings and illustrations by Pancho Fierro and Elena Izcue.
With many artists of all forms now looking to Peru for inspiration, this is a very exciting time to examine the history and future of Peruvian arts.
Fashion and Textile Museum
83 Bermondsey Street
Open Tuesdays to Saturdays, 11 am – 6 pm
Thursdays until 8 pm
Sundays, 11 am – 5 pm
Last admission 45 minutes before closing