Textile Arts

Textile Arts

Textile arts are crafts that use natural, synthetic, or animal fibres to create both functional and ornamental items.

Throughout the course of human civilization, textiles have held a fundamental role in our lives. Over time, the techniques and materials employed in their creation have evolved significantly. While the fundamental purpose of textiles has remained consistent, serving both practical and decorative functions, their versatility extends to various aspects of daily life, from clothing to items that adorn our homes and shelters.

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Parra's studio, with Parra at the centre, his back to the camera as he works on the large painting takes centre stage, showing a faceless blue woman in a striped dress, painted in red, purple, blue and teal. The studio is full of brightly coloured paints, with a large window on the right and a patterned rug across the floor under the painting.