EXHIBITION: Vibrations of Amber Threads and Sami Crafts of Soul, Hand and Mind

A joint exhibition by Latvia and Sweden on the occasion of the European Capitals of Culture 2014 - Riga, Latvia & Umeå, Sweden. The exhibition is a collaboration between the Embassies of Latvia and Sweden in Washington, DC.

Textile artist Iveta Vecenāne of Latvia has transformed threads of amber into works of art. By weaving amber threads into fabric, her remarkable tapestries explore the ancient traditions and folkways of the ancient Baltic peoples.

Through a display of uniquely hand sewn garments and short films, Swedish artist Maria Axelsson and filmmaker Oskar Östergren, showcase the textile culture and the eight seasons of Sápmi - the land of the indigenous Sámi peoples. The items on display are on loan from Västerbottens Museum and in collaboration with Umea 2014.

The exhibition will be on display in House of Sweden between August 30-September 21. and open to the general public on weekends. A guide is available on site.
Opening hours:
Saturdays: 11 am – 4 pm
Sundays: 12 pm - 5 pm

 

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