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Singing With the Loom

Petra Brown traces weaving’s cross-cultural threads

Petra Brown works at a floor loom during one of her weaving apprenticeships. Photo courtesy of the artist

Of all the ties that bind humanity across time and place, textiles may be one of the oldest.

“Weaving is present in most prehistoric or just historic cultures,” says Albuquerque-based textile artist Petra Brown. “Everyone came about it in their own way.”

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