Andean Weaving with Juliana Bedoya
Ñawi, or eye motif, is the characteristic rhombus of the fabrics and offerings produced around the Andean world in various original communities across the American continent for millennia. Join community-engaged environmental artist Juliana Bedoya and weaver/doula/educator Maria Anglélica Guerrero to explore these woven sacred geometries that were part of an elaborate system of interregional interactions. The artists will invite people to use locally harvested plant materials and colourful threads to weave small concentric rhomboid designs. Participants will explore their own symbolic meaning inspired by the different ritual uses throughout the Andean lands as a way to reflect on their own interwoven territories converging in the so-called city of Vancouver.