Japanese rain capes

Today I visited the Textile Museum of Canada with my friend Anya. We gained free admission thanks to the Toronto Public Library’s system of distributing free museum and gallery passes to patrons.

I quite enjoyed one of the current exhibits, Eutopia, which explores social justice, politics, and grassroots activism through textiles. Featured artists include Christi Belcourt, Radiodress, Christina Zeidler, and Indian women’s cooperatives (apologies for not noting the names of these cooperatives).

A traditional kantha (embroidered tapestry), made by a women’s cooperative in India. The kantha depicts the spread of AIDS and shows women advocating the use of condoms.

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