These Artists Are Changing our Expectations of What Tapestry Can Be

Julia Fiore, Artsy, June 13, 2019

“Along with cave paintings, threads were among the earliest transmitters of meaning,” wrote in her canonical 1965 tome On Weaving. Considered by many to be the godmother of textile arts, Albers dedicated her book to her “great teachers”—the weavers of ancient Peru. The basic principles of tapestry—typically wall hangings defined by complicated pictorial designs formed by warp-and-weft weaving or embroidery—has not changed for millennia, despite the introduction of power machinery in the late 18th century.