The Common Thread

Published: June 28, 2017

Frankfurt’s Weltkulturen Museum is currently presenting an unusual comparative exhibition on textiles. Der Rote Faden: gedanken Spinnen Muster Bilden (The Common Thread: The Warp and Weft of Thinking) highlights weavings drawn from the museum’s collection which together illustrate the diversity of the creative techniques used in the Americas, Southeast Asia, Oceania, and Africa. Textiles are common to the vast majority of the world’s cultures, and the exhibition demonstrates the extent to which languages, belief systems, and myths are intertwined with the fundamental principles of this tradition.

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