Círculo Tejido: Backstrap Club

  • Round 11

Círculo Tejido: Backstrap Club


This community-based project creates a meeting space for Guatemalan women weavers and those interested in learning the art of backstrap weaving. As Guatemalan migrants assimilate to life in the United States, many women are forced to give up the art of backstrap weaving due to the inaccessibility of supplies and lack of time. The Alternative Exposure grant will help Círculo Tejido provide these artists with a meeting place and the supplies needed to sustain this art form, while also promoting cross-collaboration with other communities through weaving classes, weaving demonstrations, and a weaving exhibition.

Alternative Exposure grantee lead applicant: 

Emma Spertus